A New Album From Indie Pop Darling Artist Jay Som Is On The Way

Have you ever listened to a new song that sounds so sweetly nostalgic, it feels like something  you might have heard years ago?

Faint, childhood memories will seem within reach after listening to “Superbike,” the new single released by Bay Area-native pop artist Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) to announce the pending release of her new album, “Anak Ko.” Duterte made a name for herself in the indie world with her soft, honest lyrics and signature brand of dreamy bedroom pop. The new album’s title “Anak Ko” means “my child” in Tagalog, and was inspired by an endearing text message from Duterte’s mother, who has always addressed the singer by the pet name. The album is set to drop via Polyvinyl Records on Aug. 23

The deeply personal LP was completed during a week-long solo retreat to Joshua Tree, and the music video for “Superbike” is set in the iconic desert national park. Following the success of her 2017 first studio album “Everybody Works,” Duterte is returning to the music scene with clarity and a fresh perspective after she quit drinking.

“In order to change, you’ve got to make so many mistakes,” Duterte said in a press release. “What’s helped me is forcing myself to be even more peaceful and kind with myself and others. You can get so caught up in attention, and the monetary value of being a musician, that you can forget to be humble. You can learn more from humility than the flashy stuff. I want kindness in my life. Kindness is the most important thing for this job, and empathy.”

Check out her “Superbike” here:

For more info on Duterte or to buy tickets to her upcoming tour, check out her website here.


Sept. 11 – Phoenix, The Rebel Lounge
Sept. 12 – San Diego, The Irenic
Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, Echoplex
Sept. 14 – San Francisco, The Fillmore
Sept. 17 – Vancouver, Canada, Imperial
Sept. 18 – Seattle, Neumos
Sept. 19 – Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
Sept. 20 – Boise, Neurolux
Sept. 21 – Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
Sept. 24 – Denver, Larimer Lounge
Sept. 26 – Dallas, Club Dada
Sept. 27 – Austin, Barracuda
Sept. 28 – Houston, White Oak Music Hall


Oct. 15 – Lawrence, Granada
Oct. 16 – Minneapolis, 7th Street Entry
Oct. 17 – High Noon Saloon
Oct. 18 – Chicago, Lincoln Hall
Oct. 19 – Columbus, The Basement
Oct. 21 – Detroit, El Club
Oct. 22 – Toronto, Canada, Velvet Underground
Oct. 23 – Montreal, Canada, Bar Le Ritz PDB
Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, Elsewhere
Oct. 26 – Cambridge, The Sinclair
Oct. 27 – Burlington, ArtsRiot
Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, The Foundry
Oct. 31 – Raleigh, Kings


Nov. 1  – Atlanta, The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)
Nov. 2 – Nashville, The High Watt
Nov. 7  – Hamburg, Germany, Molotow (Sky Bar)
Nov. 9 – Stockholm, Sweden, Bar Brooklyn
Nov. 10  – Copenhagen, Denmark, Ideal Bar
Nov. 12 – Berlin, Germany, Kantine am Berghain
Nov. 15  – Paris, France, Supersonic
Nov. 16 – Brussels, Belgium, Botanique (Witloof Bar)
Nov. 17  – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bitterzoet
Nov. 19 – Brighton, UK, Patterns
Nov. 20  – London, UK, The Garage
Nov. 21 – Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club
Nov. 22  – Bristol, UK, The Exchange
Nov. 24 – Manchester, UK, YES (Pink Room)
Nov. 25  – Nottingham, UK, The Bodega Social Club
Nov. 26 – Glasgow, UK, Stereo
Nov. 27 – Dublin, Ireland, The Workmans Club