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University of Nottingham medical student from Ketton releases song inspired by lockdown

A musician from Ketton has released a song which ‘captures a feeling of frustration and confusion’.

Jay Naylor, a medical student a the University of Nottingham, penned the song, Roger That, while stuck at home during lockdown to express his frustrations with the world.

Jay, 22, said: “Like everybody else I was sat at home from March onwards.

Jay Naylor, a musician from Ketton
Jay Naylor, a musician from Ketton

“I’ve been doing a medical degree and was just about to start my first proper placement, but that came down as the world as we knew it was changing in a direction none of us expected .

“It is a combination of lots of different things about the way we treat the planet, as well as with coronavirus and lockdown. It was making me question my faith in humanity.”

As well as writing music, Jay has had to juggle his degree and work placements - which were initially postponed - in hospitals.

Jay, a former Stamford School pupil, said: “The part of the course I was really looking forward to for four years was to get hospital experience with patients and be more like a doctor than a student.

“It was quite frustrating that had to be put on hold, but I was able to focus more on music.”

Jay’s brother, Jed, played the drums in the song while his girlfriend, Charity Stow, provided backing vocals.

However, recording it was a different experience due to the pandemic as social distancing was required in the studio and the trio couldn’t always meet in-person.

Jay Naylor, a musician from Ketton
Jay Naylor, a musician from Ketton

“It came together pretty well given the situation,” Jay said.

“It was a fun experience working a little differently and it tested our ability to adapt and come up with different ways of achieving things we hadn’t before.”

Roger That can be listened to on streaming services.

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