JAWN releases R&B duet with Malaysia’s JAIE titled ‘Figure Out’

Written by on 10/01/2022


Singaporean singer-songwriter JAWN has released a new single featuring R&B singer JAIE titled ‘Figure Out’.

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Released today (January 7) on digital music platforms, the song deals with themes of reconciliation, exploring the idea of putting aside pride and wanting to win a fight to come back to love. ‘Figure Out’ marks the first single by JAWN since 2021’s ‘want/need’.

The two musicians waste no time joining their voices together from the start of the track: “But when I push yeah you push back hard I / Try to move forward but you hit restart / I don’t know where we are going / I thought by now we’d know it / Till I / Figure out what I want / What I want is you,” the duo unite over the sultry R&B production.

Listen to ‘Figure Out’ below.

‘Figure Out’ was co-produced by JAWN and Los Angeles-based musician Josh Jacobson.

“In a way, this song is a perfect representation of the space I’m in now – that search for belonging, that state of discomfort and flux, and that desire to find the place that you belong,” JAWN wrote in a social media post.

“I wanted to see if I could write outside my genre, and if I could write a chill beats sexy song, and if I could saaaaang instead of sing. Ultimately, and perhaps most importantly – I think lately I’m giving myself permission to have fun with music, and coming back to a place of passion and stankface. I am excited to be excited – it is a good place to be.”

JAWN, also known as Jon Chan, returned from a five-year musical hiatus with his 2020 singles ‘Feel Too Much’ and ‘Simple’, the latter a collaborative effort with fellow Singaporean singer-songwriter lewloh. Early last year, JAWN released the singles ‘A World Next Door to Yours’ and ‘want/need’.

Malaysian R&B pop singer JAIE, real name Chelsea Chan, released her first EP, ‘Gin Eyes’ in 2017, and went on to collaborate with indie-pop band Lost Spaces on the track ‘discohaze’ and on ‘Daylight’ with singer-songwriter NYK in 2019.

Chan played several shows in New York before the coronavirus pandemic restricted travel and live music, including a date at the famous Bowery Electric.

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