Freshly released from the deluxe collection of the same name, Jay Will’s By The Ocean (Acoustic) makes for a blissfully delicate, musically pure and intimate summer love song that introduces the artist well.
Featuring a crisp and simple acoustic guitar lead, a cleanly mixed vocal and light rhythm with plenty of space, By The Ocean (Acoustic) feels like a folk-pop offering initially, before a long-form, emo-rap style melody takes the reigns and redirects things.
Lyrically the track is incredibly open and honest about love and dedication to a significant other. Talk of getting married follows simple imagery and scene-setting for a fully immersive focus on the moment and this celebration of togetherness.
Refreshingly organic in set-up, not hiding behind effects or loaded with stylistic filler for a bigger sound, By The Ocean (Acoustic) strips things back to the bare essentials, and given the loving and vulnerable topic, this provides it with all the more authenticity.
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