Dubai based rockers JAY WUD have released new single and video “Shine Your Light”, taken from their upcoming new album Transitions, out June 30.
Check it out here:
The thumping new track is a monster of riff-led guitar virtuosity, complemented by the balladic chorus and Jay’s trademark vocals, all filmed in a stunningly stark urban landscape.
This followed the first single ‘Empire’, which you can listen to here:
With members from Lebanon, Serbia and Latvia, JAY WUD are a truly international hard rock phenomenon whose Middle Eastern success has seen them support the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and Skunk Anansie, and become headliners in their own right.
Fronted by Lebanese singer / guitarist and namesake Jay Wud, whose addictive combination of thrashing riffs, shredding solos and powerful hook-laden vocals define the band’s scorching metal-tinged hard rock sound.
With the help of an impressive crowdfunding campaign that raised over $30,000, they were able to complete recording Transitions with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Seether, My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman) in Los Angeles.
This third JAY WUD album marks a new beginning for the band as they venture into much darker, heavier and more explorative territory. Having honed their craft since 2013, they have emerged as one of the flag-bearers for the Middle Eastern scene that is quickly putting itself on the global rock and metal map.