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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // May 15, 2020
Having garnered attention from FINNEAS, Bishop Briggs, and Jessie Reyez, it’s no doubt that an entrancing talent like Jayde only comes once in a blue moon. The Toronto songstress took on songwriting at just 12 years old, and now she’s destined to be tomorrow’s indie pop star. Channeling her most personal experiences, Jayde lets us in on her past relationship with a somber new single, “sad saf.”
Although “sad af” is considerably heartbreaking, the lullaby-like sonics mask this sorrowful lyricism. As Jayde internally sulks over a doomed relationship, she forces herself to act like she’s better than ever when other people are around. If you’re currently going through a painful breakup and you think you need to hide your heartache, let Jayde remind you that it’s perfectly fine to outwardly show how you really feel.
On “sad af,” Jayde explained,
“When you start drifting apart from someone, you start going out to things without them and a bunch of people ask you, ‘Oh, where is so and so”… so you make it seem like everything is great when in reality you’re not talking as much as you used to and you’re really just going through the motions, but you’re both too afraid to let it go. It’s a really emotionally taxing place to be in your relationship.”