One of Australia’s most exciting new pop artists Jake Marra has announced his magnetic debut single The Day That You Left, a hard-hitting track that details the wave of emotions that follows a significant loss, and how it feels to be drowning in the swell. This hypnotic single is out now ! Press play and enjoy just below.
The Day That You Left will be everything and more for fans of Charli XCX, Troye Sivan and Dua Lipa - heartfelt, sincere lyricism paired with an irresistible beat and killer, sharp production. The sentiment behind the track is intensely relatable; most will identify with the feeling of being fixated on everything said and done by someone just before they leave you for good. Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Jake explains, “The Day That You Left is the product of all the failed relationships I’ve experienced in my life. It focuses on the denial that floods in when somebody is no longer in your life and the harsh wave of emotions that comes with it. Whether it be a falling out with a friend, a break-up, or a death, most of us have experienced the feelings that come with losing somebody and I wanted to channel that into a dark, pulsating synth-pop track (produced and co-written by the brilliant Ben Oldand) that you can still bop along to while simultaneously crying your eyes out.”
It’s definitely fair to say Jake Marra has absolutely nailed the ‘dancing while crying your eyes out’ aesthetic championed by Robyn’s iconic Dancing On My Own, and all within his very first single. It’s really no surprise though – Jake has been musical for many years, and even has a viral hit under his belt, as he says, “I’ve been musical my entire life, which is the answer that everyone gives, but the difference is that I had no idea I was any good at it. It was something I did in secret when nobody was around to hear it and eventually, I started to realise I had something to offer. I started two YouTube channels, one for singing covers, and one for mashups I produced. In 2015, my mashup of Ariana Grande’s One Last Time and Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean? went viral. There were articles about the mashup on Teen Vogue, Billboard and MTV, and Ariana Grande herself even said in an interview that she was ‘obsessed with it’ and that ‘whoever did it is a genius!’ Since then, I’ve been performing at various venues/festivals with Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir, as a backing vocalist for Melbourne R&B singer/songwriter, JAYDEAN, as well as working on original music.”