Jaymay - Autumn Fallin'

Like a black and white movie, typewriters and cold hands in Central Park paint the scenes.

Album Review by Hamza K | 07 Dec 2007
  • Autumn Fallin'
Album title: Autumn Fallin'
Artist: Jaymay
Label: Heavenly
Jaymay's debut album is intensely narcissistic, cloyingly sweet and - whisper it - almost perfect. Autumn Fallin' narrates a wintry romance ("September 2nd to April 13th, but who's counting?") in New York, where love is apparently more fleeting and neurotic than anywhere else. Like a black and white movie, typewriters and cold hands in Central Park paint the scene, and Jaymay pauses to dissect little moments; imagine Annie Hall talking over her scenes. And this is where the album's biggest revelation lies: like Woody Allen's self-absorbed heroine, Jaymay makes no concession to the bigger picture, she doesn't sing about the social response to any desensitisation in the media or other such grand schemes. Instead, she throws herself intensely, completely to the relationship and Autumn Fallin' invites you to do the same. And you should, because how often do you get the chance to fall in love in New York? [Hamza K]
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