Jay Arseno | From the Ashes

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From the Ashes

by Jay Arseno

A catchy Pop sound with the ingenuity of Rock, mixed with an alternative twist
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Release Me
2:57 $0.99
2. Not Paradise
3:37 $0.99
3. Fire!!!
3:54 $0.99
4. Season of Love
4:14 $0.99
5. Shine!
3:46 $0.99
6. Take It From the Ashes
3:35 $0.99
7. Guilty
3:16 $0.99
8. A Pretty Truth
3:38 $0.99
9. State of the World
3:56 $0.99
10. Hero (Don't You Cry)
3:53 $0.99
11. This Is Love
4:36 $0.99
12. Back To You
4:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
Just when you think the music industry is a wrap, something new blossoms. Jay began his career as a singer in a church choir and musical theatre in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression. He is a writer, a producer, a performer. Jay also enjoys collaborating with other artists, to meld unique tastes in sound and texture. Over the past year he has worked with hit producers I-ROC (Universal Music/Happy Madison Productions/BZEE ROC) and RADIO (Chris Brown’s “Dreamer”/Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”) towards the ending results, “From The Ashes”, Jay’s sophomore follow up to “Face In Your Crowd” by Jonathan Adam. When asked what he wants his fans to know about him, Jay responds, “I’m a real person. I write from my heart and I want that to come across. I’m not the bubble gum pop trend and I want to make a mark on the world.”

Jay’s new single, “Take It From The Ashes”, comes off of his new album titled, “From The Ashes”. Which was released on March 6, 2009. You can easily identify with this new single. It applies to everyone, although Jay admittedly stated that it may be somewhat autobiographical. “It draws on the legend of the Phoenix, in that it’s about starting over, a rebirth, a trial through fire where you come out on the other side with a fresh start.” There are lessons to learn when you listen to Jay’s music. You need to read beneath the words. This single mission statement is simple: No matter what you go through in life, you can always pick yourself up, gather all the pieces together and keep moving forward.

There are a lot of melodic runs, lyrical messages, and rhythmic scenarios in all of his songs. The songs are very catchy, great beats, great music all around with life lessons to learn.

Jay Arseno has received a Radio Indy-Grindie Music Award for his first album “Face In Your Crowd” by Jonathan Adam for one of the best Independent Pop/Rock albums released in 2008.



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Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Adult rock CD filled with catchy, radio-ready tracks
Highly talented artist, Jay Arseno, gives us a huge taste of his musical abilities on his latest CD “From the Ashes.” Right from the start, the melodies and rhythmic beats are infectious to hear. Arseno delivers these catchy melodies within pop/alternative rock tracks that flow smoothly from one song to the next. His versatility to cover these styles with strong vocals makes this a truly enjoyable album. The production on this CD is top-notch and mainstream radio-ready. Vibrant and upbeat, “Shine!” will want to lead your tapping feet to the dance floor. Then take a trip to the edgier, alternative rock side as you hear “A Pretty Truth.” If you want to hear pop music that is well blended with alternative rock, then “From the Ashes” is an album definitely worth adding to your collection.


Now that rocks!
I have listened to this album many times since purchasing it and I have to say that the production quality is incredible – especially for only being a sophomore release! His work with RADIO, who also worked with both Chris Brown on “Dreamer” and Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”, has given ‘From the Ashes’ a level of polish not often seen in an artist’s early career. That production quality lays a great foundation for enjoying Jay’s powerful rock vocals and equally powerful lyrics.

The overall message of the album, like the Phoenix on the cover, is very clear – no matter what you have gone through in life, you can rise from the ashes. No where is this more obvious than in the autobiographical ‘title’ track, ‘Take It From the Ashes’. Offering hope to anyone who has experienced setbacks or disappointments (who hasn’t?), this track is an anthem of motivational vocals driven by a rock guitar and bass drum!

With its thumping beat and shimmering synth sounds, the aptly named ‘Shine!’ is destined to be a dance club hit. Continuing the message of hope that marks this album, the Jay’s powerful voice makes the simple and extremely catchy lyrics even more compelling. I will definitely be listening for it on the dance floor, especially once a great DJ remix is available!

‘Hero (Don’t You Cry)’ is a timely song, describing what we are all really looking for in our lives- especially in today’s world – a hero. The chanting quality and rock piano lend a certain level of urgency that is explodes into the bright, lyrical chorus.

One of my favorite songs is ‘This is Love’. The rhythmic, bass driving this love song provides an excellent analogy for the human heartbeat. The breathy background vocals are actually almost erotic – a quality that is not always easy to capture in the rock genre.

If you are looking for something that has real power and lyrical depth, I would definitely recommend buying ‘From the Ashes’ and I will definitely be watching for more from Jay Arseno!


Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Jay Arseno a GrIndie Award for their CD "From the Ashes." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.