Southern California’s Jake Hays is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, artist, and a big fan of all things creepy. He has just released a new single Overcomplicated, a bright danceable tune that is impossible to listen to and not tap at least your foot, however, we don’t blame you if you go full-on dance moves..go on we can’t see you!
Hays has toured with bands such as Bad Suns, Cold War Kids and Lany with his project Maudlin Strangers, and also has produced acts like HUNNY and Royaljag
In November 2018, while Hays was away in Texas filming the indie 80s-inspired action movie Night Run (in post-production), he lost his home and recording studio in the Woolsey Fires. In the following months, he rebuilt a small recording setup and rented a studio lockout in Burbank, CA which would become his musical hideout in this period of readjustment. There, he began writing and recording as many songs as possible, including his debut single “Sleep Talk”, which was the first song ever released under his birth name. Hays wrote and produced over 20 songs during that time, including the four that were chosen to be on his debut “Room 13” EP.
Listen to Overcomplicated: