Review: "No Love" - Jeyaia
Jeyaia creates a sultry bop with her new single "No Love." The track follows Jeyaia trying to find a spark that has been lost with a partner, "Babe you're tired // I can see it in your eyes // A reflection // It's a memory there in disguise." Trying to rekindle this spark is hard, and we find soon enough that Jeyaia maybe doesn't want to rekindle it. There are always different conflicting emotions that occur when we are at a loss for words. You shouldn't have to feel like you are fighting with yourself when just trying to have direct communication with a partner.
The track is extremely sultry, sexy and powerful. Jeyaia channels R&B influences and a mixture of pop and soul in this track. The main instrumentation is a slow drum groove, layered underneath slowly played guitar chords. Jeyaia's voice and her lyricism is the crowning jewel of the track. Jeyaia's sounds effortless over the track, with beautiful imagery in her lyrics. She describes the feeling of cutting someone off who you've lost a connection with, "Stop // Stop with the lies // I'm cutting these ties // Keeping me, keeping me locked up inside // Don't criticize // And see through my eyes." To the pain she feels inside because her desire to be with this person is strong, "I'mma tell you what's on my mind // Cause I ain't sleeping at night // Tell me baby what's on your mind // Cause I ain't sleeping at night." In the end, the love isn't reciprocated.
Jeyaia is an up-and-coming soul artist. "No Love" is her second single, the follow up to 2021's "Rising." Jeyaia has influences ranging from Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, to Lauryn Hill. Born to parents who were in a blues band, Jeyaia grew up with a background fully enveloped by the sounds of the blues, jazz, and soul music. Blessed with a powerful voice, Jeyaia has proven in her first two singles that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Written By Kyle Stiver