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Jai Paul Uploads Album’s Worth Of Tracks Online

16 untitled tracks appeared online last night, including re-recorded versions of ‘Jasmine’ and ‘BTSU’.

A Bandcamp account appearing to link to XL signing Jai Paul has uploaded 16 tracks of material, all amounting to what many are declaring a ‘debut album’.

The production is Jai Paul’s staple sound, the in-out aesthetic that defined ‘BTSTU’ and ‘Jasmine’ (which both appear on the record) working its way through 14 other tracks, some with uncleared samples but all remarkably affirmed works. It’s him, basically.

The release has been linked by Crack in the Road to the email [email protected], which is in turn linked to a Facebook account opened in 2009. If this is an elaborate hoax, it’s been four years in the making.

What’s more questionable is whether Jai’s uploaded the release with his label’s permission. Released on the sly on a Saturday night while half his fans were at Coachella Festival, the lack of track names and fuzzy images gracing the Bandcamp could suggest a number of things, but it’s a far cry from the XL label’s more meticulous approach they lend to releases.

The album is £7 on Bandcamp, featuring a cover of Jennifer Paige’s ‘Crush’.

Of the songs we can identify, the tracklist is the following:
2 - Str8 Outta Mumbai / Flip It
5 - Genevieve
7 - Crush (Jennifer Paige cover)
9 - Jasmine
10 - 100, 000
12 - Baby Beats
14 - Chix
16 - BTSU

Stream below.



UPDATE: After one particular source was refunded for their purchase on Bandcamp, it seems that the album’s authenticity is back in question. Journalist Owen Myers has since tweeted, stating that: ‘Jai Paul just emailed me: “I will be releasing a statement later today about the illegal leak. I have not released a new record.”’

UPDATE #2: Jai paul himself has taken to Twitter to confirm that the album was not uploaded by him: ‘To confirm: demos on bandcamp were not uploaded by me, this is not my debut album. Please don’t buy. Statement to follow later. Thanks, Jai’

More information as we have it.

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