JGrrey Meditates On Love And Identity On Jazzy "Theirs13"

JGrrey Meditates On Love And Identity On Jazzy "Theirs13"

January 18, 2023

The last we heard of JGrrey was on Toddla T's woozy yet energetic "Done Talkin" and now the London soulstress returns with a foggy, jazz-laced cut titled "Theirs13".

Producer Ed Thomas takes a minimalist approach to the beat, weaving together steady drums, sparse bass plucks and free-flowing piano chords. With her enchanting vocals, JGrrey grapples with identity and longs for the simpler days of her childhood where existing was a little less complicated.

"'Theirs13' is an ode to queerness," Grrey explains. "Inspired by [my] non-binary partner, who uses they/them pronouns. At the time of writing the song, I hadn't met my partner, but we had really expansive conversations around identity, family, love, and wanting to belong. It's about struggling with identity, but finding out more about yourself in the process."

Director Joseph Wilson captures Grrey's inner world in the visuals, which mixes together lavish shots at a hotel lobby with blurry footage of her spending the day at the seaside and arcade with a loved one. Dig in below.

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Charlie J. Chich