Singled Out: Stephen Jerzak's She Said (featuring Leighton Meester)
My music has always been super acoustic-driven. When I went to California to record my 3rd EP, "Smile, Happy Looks Good on You", my producer, Ian Kirkpatrick, showed me a beat and vocal idea he had started writing. It was very different from all of my previously released music, but it had such a good vibe that we decided to finish writing it together. It was fun and easy to write to, and we finished and tracked a demo of the song in a matter of days. This all happened last September, and from that point on, the release of the "She Said" (originally titled "Looker") has been a really exciting thing to look forward to.
The song is basically about a girl who's looking for some love in the wrong place. Leighton Meester features as the female vocalist in the song. The lyrics in the chorus summarize the story of a girl (Leighton) who would say anything for the attention, and a guy (me) who's looking out for himself and not falling into any traps.
"Ooo do you love me?" (Leighton)
"You ain't worth the trouble"
"She Said" is a big step further into the fun, dance-y sound that I've always wanted to achieve. So when you hear it, remember to party :)