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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
18 May 2023, 16:03

Jayda G releases new single, ‘Meant To Be’: Listen

Taken from her forthcoming album, 'Guy'

Jayda G wearing a red pink puffer jacket. Her eyes are shut and she is grinning wide
Credit: @celineantal

Jayda G, has released a new single, 'Meant To Be'. You can listen to the track below, which is taken from her forthcoming album, 'Guy'. 

Slated to land on 9th June via Ninja Tune, the record is co-produced by Jack Peñate, whose back catalogue includes work with David Byrne and Adele. Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi makes an appearance, as does Ed Thomas — known for collaborations with Stormzy, Nia Archives, and Jorja Smith. 

The new track is smooth house-funk-disco crossover packed with warm groove. The lyrics contrast this, and focus on learning from the more than 11 hours of videotapes recorded by her father, William Richard Guy, before he passed away, while lamenting the fact he is no longer there. Previous singles 'Scars', 'Circle Back Around', and 'Blue Lights' have drawn on similar themes, which run through next month's LP.

This summer, Jayda G – who is DJ Mag's May cover star – will play a host of major festivals, in addition to dates in Ibiza. These include Glastonbury, Primavera, Hideout, Defected, Field Day, and HÏ. You can find a full list below the embed. 

Read DJ Mag's cover feature with Jayda G, in which she chats to Ria Hylton about unifying club crowds, climate activism, and her deeply personal and pop savvy new album

Jayda G Summer 2023 Dates

26th May - BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Dundee UK
27th May - Sunset, Monaco MC
28th May - CORE Festival, Brussels BE
2nd June - We Love Green, Paris FR
3rd June - Primavera, Barcelona ES
4th June - Glitterbox, Ibiza ES
9th June - Primavera, Porto PT
10th June - Primavera, Madrid ES
11th June - Glitterbox, Ibiza ES
23rd June - Glastonbury Festival, Pilton UK
28th June - Hideout Festival, Pag HR
3rd August - Defected Festival, Tisno HR
5th August - Brighton Pride, Brighton UK
18th August - Lowlands, Amsterdam NL
19th August - Field Day, London UK
25th August - Lost Village, Lincoln UK 
27th August - Glitterbox, Ibiza ES
2nd September - Black Coffee, Ibiza ES