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Jaws Of Love Releases New Single 'Rainbow Baby' off Second Album

Jaws of Love is the brainchild of Kelcey Ayer, also known for his work in cult indie rock band Local Natives, who need no introduction. Rainbow Baby is the second single off upcoming album (aptly titled for a sophomore record) Second Life which releases on the 11th of November.

Jaws of Love is the more intimate creative output for the Columbian-American singer songwriter. It feels just like a solo project should feel - introspective, raw and cuts a little bit deeper than what we're used to hearing. This new work follows on from the successful debut album Tasha Sits Close To The Piano which was released in 2017, followed by some singles and an EP released earlier this year. Not to mention Local Natives released a song only 2 days ago. It's safe to say Ayer has had a busy year of releases so far, and still, the best is yet to come.

Rainbow Baby gives us more of an insight into the mind of Kelcey, and what's to be expected on the forthcoming album. It also happens to coincide with Baby Loss Awareness Week, which is a topic very close to home for Ayer. He explains that miscarriage is something that's rarely spoken about - not just in the music industry - but globally, and especially by men. In Raindbow Baby, Kelcey steps out of his comfort zone and shares his story of loss.

Kelcey explains: “Throughout the course of a single year during quarantine, my wife and I experienced two pregnancy losses. One at 7 weeks, the other at 17. The latter was called an anomaly. This song is about what it felt like for us to first become pregnant, with all our soaring hopes, fears and dreams that came crashing down. We were crushed. Then to have it happen again from double the height… it’s a pain I’ve never experienced before. Not only pain from not being able to become a father, but from witnessing my partner grapple with something she has no control over, feeling betrayed by her own body. To have no control over your own body is something I will never fully understand and do not wish on anyone.

A ‘rainbow baby’ refers to the baby someone eventually has after suffering pregnancy or infant loss. Through all this I can at least say time and community heals all wounds, as we are, for now, safely in the 24th week of our third pregnancy. We still don’t feel like we can completely celebrate or feel at ease, but we’re moving forward, through pain, through joy, knowing that’s all that can be done. This song is dedicated to all those who’ve lost babies, and to anyone who is still waiting for their rainbow baby. We’re waiting with you.”

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