North Carolina-bred Jalen Santoy returns from his last EP, Charlie Eastern, with a new single called “Pain”. Garnering a lot of attention after that EP, earning over 4 million total plays through Spotify, he looks to keep the momentum moving forward on his single “Pain”; painting a narrative picture of the struggles and experiences of Santoy. Having a similar style and flow to that of J. Cole, Santoy does an excellent job of displaying his emotions through song.
Although I am sure he receives a handful of references to other artists, Santoy remains different through his lyrics and the stories he tells. “Pain” sonically portrays the emotion just as well as the song does lyrically. Stream the full song below.