Melina Duterte will release ‘Anak Ko’, the follow-up to her 2017 record ‘Everybody Works’, on 23rd August via Lucky Number. ‘Tenderness’ is the second track to be taken from it, following the album’s lead single ‘Superbike’.
Speaking of her new track in a press release, Melina has called it, “a feel-good, funky, kind of sexy song”, dealing with “the curse of social media. That’s definitely about scrolling on your phone and seeing a person and it just haunts you, you can’t escape it.
“I have a weird relationship to social media and how people perceive me—as this person that has a platform, as a solo artist, and this marginalized person. That was really getting to me. I wanted to express those emotions, but I felt stifled. I feel like a lot of the themes of the songs stemmed from bottled up emotions, frustration with yourself, and acceptance.”
Jay Som has also scheduled a series of UK and European shows for this November. Check out her tour dates, and listen to ‘Tenderness’, below.
07 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (Sky Bar)
09 Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn
10 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
12 Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
15 Paris, France @ Supersonic
16 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
17 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
19 Brighton, UK @ Patterns
20 London, UK @ The Garage
21 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
22 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
24 Manchester, UK @ YES
25 Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
26 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
27 Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club