NOWHERE, FAST — [Jay Wood]

Striving to slow life down at every turn, singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Jay Wood takes listeners on a sonic thrill ride with his new EP, NOWHERE, FAST (Dec. 1). While the project’s title insinuates a dead-end, it’s clear that the 25-year-old talent is headed straight towards stardom.

Filled with layered and woozy instrumentation, the soulful 8-track EP serves as a testament to the Chicago native’s underdog story – introducing himself fully on his “de facto debut.” Wood details that this record “feels like my statement piece.” “It’s personal,” he says. “It’s the most put together project of my adult life; and answers the question of ‘Who is Jay Wood?’”.

Following the success of his breakout single “HOMESICK” featuring fellow Chicagoan femdot., Wood’s ability to vacillate from rapping to singing is effortless – displaying his refined depth and versatility that elevates the entire project. A homage to his roots – with the cover art and coinciding photos being taken at his former high school – NOWHERE, FAST stands as the epitome of Wood’s ever-evolving artistry.

On immersive, narrative highlights such as “LANDLINE PT. 2” and “BEST FRIEND” with rising city phenom Senite, Wood makes his presence known through teary-eyed escapades of reflection and strife, as well as tales of prosperity and determination on deeper cuts like “ALL THAT” with Blvck Svm and “BLUE SKIES.”

“I just want to make an impact,” Wood says of the project. “I want people to feel something. Some songs are inspirational, some songs make you want to dance, some might make you wanna cry. But as long as the music is moving people, I know I’m doing something right. I want to be the soundtrack to my supporters’ lives.”

Wood’s 2020 EP ‘TRACKSTAR’ initially put him on the map, which garnered rave reviews from Pitchfork, Lyrical Lemonade and other reputable publications. Alongside previous singles in “HANDSOME” and “OVERACHIEVER,” Wood was also invited to IDK’s No Label Academy at Harvard University in August, as hundreds of creatives participated in a 24-hour music boot camp hosted by IDK and featured guest speakers in Roddy Ricch, Joey Bada$$ and more.

Following his time at Harvard, Wood swiftly shared a sizzling two-pack entitled LATE 2 CLASS, which featured two compelling tracks in “RESERVOIR” and “INSTINCT.” As NOWHERE, FAST quickly approaches, know that Jay Wood is on the fast lane to acclaim.

Listen to NOWHERE, FAST below!