Pale Jay finds answers in Soul music on his debut album


The state with which 80 percent of people currently look at the world – official figures are not available – : sheer disbelief, an open mouth and a slight, never-ending shaking of the head. The fantastic English word for it: »bewilderment«. Pale Jay has named his debut album that way. It will be released August 18, 2023 via Karma Chief.

Soul and self-discovery

On his debut, trained jazz singer and pianist Pale Jay works through the gradual disintegration of a family. With »Bewilderment«, he questions the stories he had always lived with and re-examines his identity. In this approach of biographical coming to terms with the past, the album is very present – his sound, on the other hand, is timeless: slow soul with disco and Afrobeat influences, Labi Siffre, Carole King and William Onyeabor are the influences. HHV exclusively offers the album in an opaque natural vinyl edition.