After penning tracks for the likes of Britney Spears, Charli XCX and Camila Cabello, singer-songwriter Jesse Saint John is starting to make waves with his own music.
Take his latest track, “WHAT DO U LIKE?,” a bop that’s bound to turn heads with its rapid-fire earworm of a chorus and perfect blend of retro and contemporary production styles. “Can’t get back the time I wasted falling for you / ’Cause you’re flying out tomorrow so let’s savor tonight / And I’m dying like a martyr, pleasure, pain, I could cry,” Saint John sings on the track’s opening verse.
“Pleasing someone else, giving yourself over to that, it can be like another form of distracting yourself. You’re trying to please somebody else, you’re like, ‘Please, please, please like me,’” Saint John told PAPER Magazine. “It’s this constant search for validation and affection and that’s a way to try and stop facing what’s going on internally.”
“WHAT DO U LIKE?” will appear on Saint John’s debut EP, Don’t Stop Dancing. Life Gets Sad. Stream the song below: