Los Angeles via Nashville singer-songwriter Courtney Jaye and Zach Rogue, frontman of the acclaimed Bay Area indie-rock band Rogue Wave, have announced a new musical partnership called Rogue + Jaye.

The two apparently got together for some songwriting sessions back in December 2013, the result of which is the album Pent Up, due for a 2017 release. 

“Forces Of Decay,” the first song from the forthcoming album, is a track about seeking safety and community in a turbulent world. The song explores how intimacy with another person might provide some sanctuary from life’s slings and arrows. As Jaye notes, “The world, now more than ever, seems to be a dark and confusing place. But you can build an insular world that no one can touch when you have love in your life.”

Rogue + Jaye

The release of Pent Up symbolizes a fresh creative start for the itinerant Jaye, whose has lived and worked in Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, and Los Angeles in recent years. “My decision to move back to Los Angeles after living in Nashville for nine years was because I needed a change,” she says. “I think both places will always feel like a home to me and will forever occupy equal space in my heart and equal influence over my music and sound. I’ve never been a traditional Pop, Americana, or Country artist, and living out west right now represents for me the freedom to be untethered to one particular musical sound, scene, or genre. And I feel this project is an extension of that.”

Here’s “Forces of Decay,” which we really like. We’re very much looking forward to the duo’s full-length release. Enjoy.