Going against her usual style of drip-feeding her music to her fans, track by track, Shay now feels comfortable enough to release a collection of work to pick apart the tangled emotions that come with being in a relationship and the emotional anxiety of a 20-something woman. Titled Naked, it provides a frank account of the very visceral feelings that young love ignites. Amongst these, Shay decided to use the tracks Owe It To You and the eponymous Naked to tackle the very real situation of resisting temptation during the breakdown of a relationship.
By writing her music in such a relatable fashion, Shay creates a long-lasting relationship with her listener. We all go through phases with music, listening to certain tracks on repeat because they tap into an emotion we’re processing at that time. Whether we nostalgically flit through those same chords twenty years down the line or not, the importance of that track is not lost. Music has the ability to strike something deep within in us that we can rarely articulate, it strikes in a such a profound manner that we feel mentally and physically better after we’ve lapped up every harmony. With Naked, Shay hopes to become that shoulder to cry on and that positive boost.