Shanghai-born, 626-raised emerging pop artist JAKE $ING, who signed to Sony Music in just a year after his debut, continues to position himself as a new voice for Asian-American Gen Z with the release of his very first EP “ups & downs”.
“ups & downs” follows the success of his three most recent previous singles, “You’re So Ugly”, “Turn It Up”, and “Fresh Off The Boat”. Considered by many as the “Asian Post Malone.” Some of his inspiration comes from artists such as Keshi, Post Malone, and is a huge fan of Kpop groups Stray Kids, BTS, and MAMAMOO!
2. TILL IT HURTS
3. LET DOWN
4. TOO MUCH
“ups & downs” concludes with the final song “TOO MUCH” which represents the final stage of grief — acceptance. The messaging behind “TOO MUCH” is described as, “Just like in a bad breakup, first you try to convince each other you can make things work, but then the anger comes in, and you continue to argue, until you both realize that it’s too much. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you expect, and you have to come to accept that.”