Walls are Pages is the first single off of Jay Aymar's 2018 album, "Your Perfect Matador" - this song is a Banksy inspired tale set to swampy electric roots music.
“There is no quibble about raising him to the higher writers, not just his contemporaries but of all time.” -rungs on the steep ladder of Canadian singer-song” - Doug Swanson, Penguin Eggs
“This alone should elevate Jay Aymar to“front and center stage where the likes of Randy Newman and all the others I tiresomely mention. He’s that good.” John Apice, No Depression Magazine USA
Track: Walls Are Pages
Songwriter & Composer: Jay Aymar
Harmonies / background vocals: Shakura S'aida & Chloe Charles
Album: Your Perfect Matador
Album Release date: Oct 12, 2018
Produced by: Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Recorded at: Union Studios, Toronto
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About Your Perfect Matador
Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns.
For veteran singer-songwriter, author and part-time poet Jay Aymar, that time is now. And the stellar result is his game-changing sixth album Your Perfect Matador.
And then some. The acclaimed wordsmith and performer pulls out all the creative stops on these nine tracks, spinning a poetic fable of seduction, obsession and addiction— while washing it down with a narcotic cocktail of edgy post-Americana, swampy southern roots-rock and even menacing soul-funk. Hazy, bloody, apocalyptic and transfixing, Aymar's spiritual odyssey through doomed love aligns him with such darkly kindred spirits as Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, while making Your Perfect Matador the ideal soundtrack to the next season of a haunting detective drama, or the next dark night of your soul.
Over the course of 2017-2018 Jay and his band recorded his latest album: Your Perfect Matador. Working with producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Amelia Curran), the release is slated for the Fall of 2018.
A collection of what he refers to as 'deeply personal love songs.' Recorded in Toronto's Union Studios with producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda this promises to deliver Aymar's biggest vision yet.
"This is the album I've long wanted to create. There is an intentional cinematic feel to this record. From the moment I arrive to her graffiti filled village to the moment it fades into the rear view. From hope to pain and back again. It's all here.
Working with a world class producer like Michael has been an extremely rewarding experience. He has a gift for putting the artist at ease and drawing out the inner musical vision. Or as he puts it: "coaxing performances out of fragile egos" I love that. It really does sum it up.
Musically I wanted to rock out a bit more as I felt these songs required an edgier feel. The band consists of Champagne James Robertson on lead electric guitar, Robbie Grunwald on keys, Devon Henderson on bass, Michael on drums and myself on rhythm guitar and lead vocals.. Add to that three of my favourite artists/vocalists/friends (Chloe Charles, Alejandra Ribera and Shakura S'aida) and string arrangements by the legendary Drew Jurecka. How can a guy go wrong with a combo like that? The album is scheduled for release Oct 12, 2018.
About Jay Aymar
Jay’ Aymar's music speaks to the realities of everyday lives including love, loss and relationships. He is an artist / poet who writes songs because this is fundamental to who he is and is continually perfecting his songwriting craft. Your Perfect Matador is a culmination of this unwavering passion, drive and focus, achieving a unique artistic vision. Jay’s new music has an emotive quality that will reach beyond Canada to international markets, a Canadian experience for the world to share.
Jay’s extensive touring, from intimate performances to theatres and everything in-between, has evolved his live show which plays out like a ceremony as much as it does a concert.
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