King of RnB Jay-R has just added another feather to his cap.
His single, L-O-V-E, from his most recent Elevated album, was chosen to be part of the soundtrack of an upcoming Hollywood romantic comedy, The Bounce Back, starring Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy and Nadine Velazquez.
“It’s a dream come true for me. Any artist would love to be in a soundtrack that’s part of a Hollywood movie,” exclaimed the ASAP Soul Sessionist crowd favorite. “Yes, this is the first time my music will be part of a Hollywood movie.”
Jay-R flew to Los Angeles last weekend to attend the movie’s red carpet screening to be held at the TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood Blvd., on December 6.
Asked how the song caught the attention of Ray Brown, the movie’s producer, Jay-R explains,
“I had no idea that they were eyeing my song for the movie. They just saw that L-O-V-E was perfect for the scene in the movie. There wasn’t any audition. They just choose and score the movie with music they see fit for the film.”
Despite his personal triumph, Jay-R gives due credit to his U.S.-based producer friends for giving his single the much-needed push.
While in the States, aside from walking the red carpet, Jay-R also hopes to do a promotional music video for the movie, and record new tunes with his L.A.-based producers and writers.
Will this personal triumph soon pave the way for new career opportunities for Jay-R as a composer/songwriter?
“Yes, I would love for my music to be part of local teleseryes and local movies. That would be great,” he adds.