Today, promising Latin music star, Jay Wheeler released his brand new single and music video “Take My Life” featuring Tyla Yaweh. [WATCH THE VIDEO HERE]
Jay Wheeler is one of the most prominent Latin artists of the moment, garnering over a billion streams and multi-platinum records in the United States and Spain. Recently, his single “Viendo El Techo” (20 million views on YouTube) reached the #1 spot at Billboard’s Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythmic charts, which came after winning the “Nueva Generación Masculina” award at Univision’s Premios Juventud, continuing to position himself as one of the most sought after Latin artists of this generation.
With “Take My Life,” Jay presents a brand-new side of him completely in English for the first time ever, and mixing 00s emo-punk guitar riffs with today’s alt-pop sounds in a song that talks about losing a love over a mistake you’ve made.
“Take My Life” is just a preview of what we’ll see from Jay Wheeler in his new urban English album that will drop in the fall of 2021.
“I used to believe // The love that we had was forever but now I can’t let it go // And I couldn’t leave // I’ve seen in your face that I lost all your trust // And I can’t let it go, I lost my soul // I even tried to take my life,” Jay Wheeler sings as the song begins, giving us a glimpse of what the story is about.
For this song, Jay Wheeler teamed up with Tyla Yaweh, the Post Malone-discovered rapper and songwriter, who also steps away from his comfort zone to really showcase his artistic versatility.
“I’m so happy to finally present you with this project. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I think it really shows the range of what I’m capable of doing. Teaming up with Tyla Yaweh was incredible too, I feel like he really brought the song together and I learned a lot from him in the process,” Jay Wheeler said.
The music video, directed by Nuno Gomes takes place in an enchanted forest with a lot of ethereal creatures that give life to the story as Jay Wheeler searches for his lost love before it’s too late.
Jay Wheeler became known after a video of him singing went viral in 2016. Thanks to his newfound fame, he decided to pursue a career in music, eventually signing with Dynamic Records in 2018. He went on to release two albums produced by famed DJ Nelson: Platónico (2019) and Platónicos (2020), which included the mega hit that really catapulted him to fame, “La Curiosidad” feat. Myke Towers (592 million views on YouTube).
After the most successful year of his career, he kicked off 2021 experimenting with different genres and sounds, continuing to rake in massive streaming numbers in the 9 and 10 digits, and proving he truly is “la voz favorita” (the favorite voice).