A seasoned songwriter for the likes of Bad Boy Records, Danity Kane, Fergie and Sean Kingston, Jay Saint has honed both his songwriting and performance skills to deliver a visual that exudes his confident swagger and post-breakup glow up – a vibe many of us can relate to.
Director: Richard “Parlay” Copier
Styling and Fashion Design: Lewis Beilharz
Styling Assistant: LouisJean Desravines
Choreographer: Ryan Miller
Recently engaged to his longtime partner and fashion designer Lewis Beilharz, it's Jay Saint's goal to bring more black, gay visbility to the genre and his songwriting and body of work prove he has the chops. For too long Jay wrote for labels that didn't find it profitable to invest in LGBTQ+ artists and now he's ready to blaze his own path through R&B.
“I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT
IF ANYONE TRIES TO PUT YOU
IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU’RE
QUESTIONING YOUR WORTH, IT’S TIME
FOR YOU TO STICK N MOVE.”
NEW YORK, NY - R&B Singer/Songwriter Jay Saint exudes
his confident swagger and post-breakup glow up in the visual
for Stick N Move, the latest single from his ExCommitted LP.
“Stick N Move was inspired by my last relationship,” says
Jay Saint. “I was done with being in a toxic situation and I
knew I needed more. When I let go of that situation I felt more
artistic...more inspired. When you’re more confident in yourself
people start to notice. I realized that I don’t need someone to
continuously tear me down anymore because obviously they
were wrong. I want everyone to know that if anyone tries to
put you in a situation where you’re questioning your worth,
it’s time for you to Stick N Move.”
Songwriting is an integral part of Jay Saint’s creative process
and he routinely draws inspiration from his time writing for
Bad Boy Records and Danity Kane’s number one album,
Welcome to the Dollhouse.
“The songwriting process for Stick N Move was easy for me,”
he recalls. “It’s easy when you’re writing from a place of what
you’ve been through. It was really about the melody and
getting the melodies to mesh together.”
The result is a visual brought to life by Saint’s self-assured
and rightfully cocky new persona. Surrounded by his dancers
in a colorful and eclectic warehouse, he commands the
choreography and wears custom wearable art designed and
styled by his partner Lewis Beilharz, with styling assistance
from LouisJean Desravines.
The vision for the Stick N Move visual was to introduce viewers and listeners to a new side of
Jay Saint – this side that doesn’t want anyone to listen to the
negative because you’re the shit.
“Being on set is like being on stage and for an artist like me
that eats, breathes and sleeps performance, it was a release,”
says Saint. “I was supposed to have a show on March 29th at
SOB’s in New York last year and I was really distraught when
it was cancelled because of COVID. I went through a lot of
preparation for the show. When it was time to shoot the video
I completely forgot about the pandemic and everything that
was going on in the world. It was my escape.”
The visual for Stick N Move closes out the era of ExCommitted
and primes listeners for what’s next. Ultimately, Jay Saint
wants his listeners to know that it’s ok to be vulnerable and
it’s ok to make mistakes. It’s about how you recover.