With a sound that leans toward shoegaze with garage rock undertones, Jailai’s goal is to recreate a live emotion in their studio recordings. With members of the band from Venezuela, El Salvador and Cuban descent, hints of their respective backgrounds and their Miami culture come out in their musical expression.
Check out the radiant and raw new single “Vesuvius” (below) from Jaialai. With crushing guitar tone and low end thunder, lead singer Jose Adamas pounds into the track with enticing vocal charm. “Vesuvius” is a roaring composition built on a forward facing pulse and warm electric tone. Paired with a strange and psychedelic music video, Jaiala delivers a more underground and psychedelic take on hard rock ala King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Discussing the track, songwriter, and guitarist Oscar Sardiñas said, “‘Vesuvius’ was written on the day the George Floyd protests started. I was watching the news and was moved but also feeling a bit of sensory overload. Massive nationwide protests amidst a pandemic during a Trump presidency. The alt-right and anarchists taking part in the protests and stoking the flames even further. That period in time exposed deep wounds this country has yet to heal.”