Jed Nayef: Freaks

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The Guardian’s music aficionado Paul Lester made a bold move in comparing rising NYC star Jed Nayef to that of the man on everyone’s lip right now (and always), the legendary David Bowie. There may be some semblance of sound, but more likely what the two have in common is their ability to channel eccentricity into a ubiquitous aspiration. In “Freaks,” Nayef tenderly talks about being a “strange mother fucker” over a bevy of synths, maracas and steel drums, for a song that is as twisted emotionally as it is musically.