The Elusive Jai Paul Has Returned With Two New Tracks

The Elusive Jai Paul Has Returned With Two New Tracks

June 03, 2019

Besides news that elusive Jai Paul would be opening up The Paul Institute with his brother A.K Paul, precious little has been heard from Jai Paul since his 2012 single "Jasmine". When that arrived we (and many others) were chomping at the bit to hear more—and then, nothing.

Well, not exactly nothing; there was a leaked album that did the rounds in 2013, something which Paul explains below was deeply traumatic and made him question whether he even wanted to create music anymore; hardly surprising since many had accused Paul of uploading the album to Bandcamp himself.

Fortunately, Paul has persevered and has now returned with two new tracks, "Do You Love Her Now" and "He", as well as uploading the leaked album to Spotify and Apple Music and making it available as a pay-what-you-like download, giving the album its first official release since it was stolen and leaked. On top of all of that, Paul has also created an infinite version of "Jasmine" using the Bronze AI engine and launched a new website.

Below is an extract of Jai Paul's statement on the leaked album. For the full thing, you'll need to buy the album which includes a .txt file inside.

"I understand that it might have seemed like a positive thing to a lot of people. The music they had been waiting to hear was finally out there — but for me, it was very difficult to deal with. As things unfolded I went through a number of phases, but the immediate, overriding feeling was one of complete shock. I felt numb, I couldn't take it all in at first. I felt pretty alone with everything, like no-one else seemed to view the situation in the same way I did: as a catastrophe. There was a lot going through my mind, but the hardest thing to grasp was that I'd been denied the opportunity to finish my work and share it in its best possible form. I believe it's important for artists as creators to have some control over the way in which their work is presented, at a time that they consider it complete and ready."

Words: James Keith
Photography: Tim Saccenti