At the start of the month, Chicago-based talent Jaas released an emotionally charged number titled “Why,” which gave fans a taste of what to expect from her next project. Today (Oct. 18), said project, Unavailable, officially arrives with seven tracks for fans to enjoy — beginning with an opener titled “Voicemails” that’s filled with Jaas’ peers and loved ones eager inquiring about some new music.
“…all i can tell u guys is that every inch of me was put into this. If you been w me thus far u know i never half step … What got me thru tho was truly God … and the support of my friends and guide of my team which i now call FAM. Lastly, remembering this reference:
always gather your broken stones and build a bridge. Embrace what it’s like to be in the dark so you can become someone else’s light. Don’t deny your pain, transform it into something worthwhile and beautiful.”
Prior to Unavailable, the past couple of years have seen Jaas blessing the masses with equally dope cuts like “Therapy,” “Cut You Off,” “Ring,” and, at the top of the year, the Lil Zay Osama collaboration “Ice On.” As “Voicemails” alludes to, she then went radio silent — as we hear throughout the new project, a lot of that time away involved her fighting her way back to the proverbial surface following the end of a relationship. In an interview with Chicago Reader, she further explained what she wants the listener to take from her own obstacles:
“As soon as I grabbed a hold of my authentic self and gave myself love, took my power back—that’s when I started flourishing … I know the music’s sad, but it’s bigger than that. . . . I want my journey to help the next [person] get through their struggles.”
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