If you’re looking for music that has pure taste written all over it, you’ve found it. Every single song on the album, “Off The Vine”, by Cody Jay is sheer soul-stirring elegance. I love the music, because it’s real to the very last word. Not only do you hear and understand what Mr. Cody Jay is saying, you feel it. For all those still floating on cloud nine, who still believe in the art form of true love. Finally, there is music that can explain it in ways, we were only capable of thinking of. Buy it, listen to it and learn to enjoy a new state of mind.
Cody Jay is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Burbank CA, Cody got his start performing in genres including but not limited to R&B, Jazz, Barbershop, Opera, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Pop. He is unique in the fact that all his records are written, recorded, and produced solely by himself at his recording studio in Orange County.
This album is a must for anyone who loves R&B, Pop or Soul-induced music. Cody Jay has a quality sounding voice. And if you’re a little mistrusting because he ain’t black, the truth is that Jay can sing chocolate-smooth like the rest of them and even better than some. This white boy does black music better than almost everybody out now. Standout tracks like “Hard to Get”, “One Day”, “Beautiful (feat. Guille Lamont)”, “Animal” and “Grind (feat. Guille Lamont)”, should be more than enough to satisfy your curiosity.
Cody Jay’s use of melody and lyrics makes every song extraordinary. He truly projects real emotion in each of the cuts. This album showcases his maturity as a songwriter, his deeply soulful touch, and his way of finding that smooth groove that makes you want to tap your foot, bob your head or maybe dim the lights.
“Off The Vine” obviously represents the culmination of several years of steady growth, as on it, Jay performs like a seasoned pro. Though he uses his voice like an instrument and utilizes all of its timbral extensions, you always get the impression he is not wasting any notes or delivering them for pure show. His voice is always at the service of the music, and never of his ego.
Not only is Cody Jay one of the most talented up-and-coming stars in the business right now, but also one of the finest. His smooth tones of voice is just one of his fantastic traits. This record is the kind of offering you’d expect from a voice like Jay’s: solid, contemporary R&B and Pop that’s able to straddle what he knows, what he’s capable of, and what’s hot right now. The bottom line is, Cody Jay is in a league of his own, and most of the tracks off of “Off The Vine”, should be all over the radio already.