Naarm/Melbourne based artist Jas. (Jasmine Zakhour) has today announced the release of her new track, ‘Care too Much’ which is the follow up to her first single ‘Wish You Well’.
‘Care too Much’ sees Jas, who is on the Hy-Lo label, again collaborating with producer, YAAK. ‘Wish you Well’ was released in August 2021 and featured Jas’s soaring voice and whimsical lyrics about a broken relationship. Despite Jas noting that she has been influenced by artists such as Whitney Houston and Madonna, ‘Wish you Well’ has a very contemporary feel to it and is reminiscent of King Princess.
According to Jas. ‘Care Too Much was written in April of 2021 as an ode to traits within my personality that I felt let me down. The lyrics describe these traits while simultaneously justifying the behaviours that we all know are a detriment to our mental state if not controlled… the overall message of the song is that it’s okay to ‘care too much,’ as long as we acknowledge our pitfalls, and at least try to remediate in the process. Together with my frequent collaborator YAAK, we set out to create a fun and light-hearted record, that would best highlight the contrasting sides of the narrative.’
‘Care too Much’ shows Jas. unafraid to reveal details of her own personal journey. Despite the introspective nature of the lyrics, the track is upbeat, optimistic and eminently danceable. Jas. uses her exquisite voice to good effect in this song, the message of which is so relatable, it’s sure to become an anthem to those who have found themselves in similar circumstances. In collaboration with YAAK, Jas. has again succeeded in combining honest and insightful lyrics with slick production to deliver another pop classic.
Jas’s sophomore track delivers on the promise shown in her first single. Jas is not only musically talented, but she is also a scientist who was about to embark on a PhD in cancer research, but instead chose to follow her dream of a career in music.
Her fans must be very grateful that she chose music over her studies and will now be hanging out for an EP from this remarkable new talent.