Jalen Santoy’s ability to shift his sound from melodic vocals to head-bopping delivery makes him an emerging young star who is primed to make an impact in 2021 and beyond. The Charlotte, NC-based rapper and Nyla Symone share “Stay,” available now via out on Repost, SoundCloud’s artist services division.
“Stay” is an enchanting song that makes you want to move as soon as you press play. Made from scratch at around 4am, the track came together purely based off of the good energy in the studio that night. “While writing the song it made me reflect on personal relationships I’ve had that didn’t work out, where self awareness saved me,” notes Jalen. “Knowing what’s for you, and what’s not, allows you to be intentional about where you invest time, energy and money. Some things ain’t you.“ Jalen Santoy grew up in a musical household with a strong jazz influence and by 15, caught the attention of rapper Big Pooh. From there, his hip-hop jazz fusion led to his hit single “Foreplay” garnering 141 million+ streams on Spotify and 6 million+ on YouTube, among others. It also received support from several outlets