Five Questions With U.N. Jefferson

Toronto, ON-based band, U.N. Jefferson released their newest single, “Shine On Me” along with a video for the release back in November.

The song is about having someone to count on when you’re at your lowest.

“Hold my head up high, Do my time, The best that I can”. Recovering from when things get hard, “If I stumble, If I fall, yeah, You come around, And I get back up again”.

Ajay Massey, lead singer, and songwriter says,

“To me soul music is real. It’s feel-good music that makes you move.” And like the album, the video (and their live performances) make you do just that!

Check out the video below and find out more about U.N. Jefferson via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Ajay Massey and I’m the lead vocalist for U.N. Jefferson, a 9 piece modern Soul band from Toronto.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

We play feel-good music that makes you want to move. Our sound draws from everything that Soul music has to offer, from early R&B and Funk to elements of Jazz and Gospel.

Do You have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Our next show is in London, Ontario on March 20th at Rum Runners.

As for our live performance, we turn it up to 11 every time we go out there and put on a show. It’s high energy, it’s entertaining, it’s upbeat, it’s exciting, it’s uplifting, and we make it a point to get everyone moving by the end of it all. We like to bring everyone together and make the crowd feel like they are part of what we are doing.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

It would definitely have to be a toss-up between “Testify” and “Shine On Me”. Both of these songs capture the feeling of what we do live and represent what the band is all about.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?

I’ve always been a big fan of K-OS. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Sloan. I’m also looking forward to checking out the new BillyTalent album when it comes out.

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