J*Davey’s Musical Sexpression
By Souleo. When you put their records on you just might get turned on and the electronic soul, dance, hip-hop whatever you want to call 'em, L.A. based duo, J*Davey, wouldn't have it any other way. With one listen to any of their records and it becomes apparent that while other acts use sex as a marketing gimmick this duo, made up of female vocalist Jack Davey and producer Brook D'Leau, uses it as a tool of artistic empowerment to push the limits of gender and sexuality.
"As a woman it's always empowering to be able to talk about sex in a way that isn't degrading to my femininity. It's saying I'm a human being like everyone else. It's a way to celebrate the power of the p**** but it's also showing that I know how to use it. It's not a misuse of it. I always try to use words that other females aren't using and paint a picture that other artists aren't painting," said Jack.
For Brook the experience is just as liberating since he is able to step outside of the conventional role of men in society and explore his feminine side.
"From a male perspective it's interesting because often for males it's a very macho approach to sex where the male has to be dominant. I think it's more intriguing to women when a guy doesn't force his sex on you. So we like to ruffle feathers," he said.
When it comes to identifying their own sense of sexuality the duo refreshingly does not evade the question like many artists. They admit that while they both prefer the opposite sex they are open to same sex partners.
"I consider myself straight but you never know like if the right male walks into my life you never know. We leave that door open and it's whatever," Brook said.
In the end, besides making great music for listeners to groove to J*Davey just wants their followers to have the best sex of their lives by loving themselves first.
"I would say the point of sex is to express yourself with your body and to enjoy it. You need to be comfortable with who you are and your body. If you're searching for a better sex life work on yourself and the good sex will come," Jack advised.
In anticipation of their Warner Brothers Records summer debut album they are providing foreplay with the release of three free EP's, with the first one entitled Boudoir Synema: The Great Mistapes: http://jdavey.bandcamp.com/