A New York native, now residing in California, Larry Jay creates his own brand of Award-winning Americana-flavored music. A top performer in multiple songwriting contests, including the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Larry Jay says he started writing and performing music to set his soul free. Larry has performed at the famed and historic Troubadour in Los Angeles, and has shared the stage with Neil Young sideman and member of Crazy Horse, Sonny Mone. Larry Jay is like a fine wine – he more he matures the better he becomes. Not only that, you could add: “The more prolific he becomes.”
Larry Jay has been on a blistering run, with a new single release coming out every month in 2021. His latest single release, “That Kind Of Love”, out via MTS Records, dropped on the 20th of May, and is one of his best yet. Larry has been rolling up the numbers on Spotify, and this track is sure to add to that tally. The last year has been full of trials and tribulations, with only very small glimpses of greatness. Now enter the beautiful baritone voice on “That Kind Of Love”, and we’re instantly lifted.
However, whilst the voice is impressive, I believe Larry Jay’s free-flowing songwriting is at its best on this song. He has a very good way of expressing meaning and emotion within a three minute period. In fact he has an excellent way of doing just that, in only one phrase: “The kind of love that you wait for your whole life and drives you wild even when your hair turns grey,” just about sums up what kind of love Larry Jay is talking about.
And if you still don’t get what kind of love he is talking about, Larry makes it a whole lot clearer with another gem of a snippet: “Like Johnny Cash with June”. For those from another planet, Johnny Cash and June Carter had a love story that is easily the most iconic country music romance of all time.
It transcended time, addiction, and the highs and lows of fame. Both Cash and Carter overcame personal hurtles and industry obstacles that could have prevented their being together. After 30 years together, they passed away barely four months apart.
“That Kind Of Love” combines all the elements of what makes Larry Jay such an amazing songwriter. It’s a love song that you can picture Larry singing to his wife. Overall, this feels like another great step into something bigger for Larry Jay. “That Kind Of Love” captures the authenticity of sentimental affection, and simultaneously creates a timeless relic for the celebration of devotion.
Larry Jay has always exuded a quiet confidence, passion and comfort with his creative choices. This is the exact conviction manifested throughout “That Kind Of Love”. In the authenticity obsessed world of Americana music, he perfectly fits the template here. Larry Jay is a songwriter every bit in touch with his own sentiments, as he is with those of his audience. His that kind of man.