Jayd Ink – Queen St.
Getting into your car and driving through the city at night can have therapeutic powers. Toronto-based singer Jayd Ink likes to use “Queen St” in her hometown for that purpose, and what could capture the nocturnal, atmospheric vibe than a classic 90s R&B song.
Jayd Ink says about the song:
“To clear my head, I like to go for a ride, play some music or just drive in silence. This record is about sitting with yourself and going for that late drive to unwind from the day. Queen Street is a popular street in Toronto, it’s where the majority of people do most of their shopping and hang out. During lockdown, it was deserted, so it was a perfect drive and I’d never seen it so empty. Whilst I was going for these rides I found myself exploring my city with fresh eyes, connecting with it in new ways and just learning to appreciate the memories that I’d had here and this particular street struck a chord and really stood out to me, like never before.”
If you don’t have a car – like us here at glamglare – then the video is a good substitute. Watch Jayd Ink on her trip through the city lights in a Cadillac below:
Listen to our Song Pick of the Day, “Queen St,” here: