To Tell The Truth LP

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To Tell The Truth
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 2016
Label Jaymay Music
Producer Jaymay, Jay Foote, Philip Mohn
Jaymay chronology
To Tell The Truth
Fallin' Like Snow

To Tell The Truth is the second full-length album by Jaymay, the first being 2007's Autumn Fallin' . [1]

Jaymay American musician

Jamie Seerman is an American singer-songwriter from New York. She performs under the name Jaymay.

<i>Autumn Fallin</i> 2007 studio album by Jaymay

Autumn Fallin' is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Jaymay. It was released by Heavenly Recordings in the United Kingdom on November 12, 2007 and by Blue Note Records in the United States on March 11, 2008.


The thirteen songs on this album are about Jaymay's personal struggles during the preceding few years, including intense pain from Crohn's disease that forced her to cancel her 2013 tour, and the death of her developmentally disabled sister, Cassie, for whom "Cassie's Song" is named. A percentage of the funding for the album that Jaymay raised through PledgeMusic was donated to The Center For Discovery in Monticello, New York, where Cassie went to school. [2]

Crohns disease A type of inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and tiredness. The skin rashes may be due to infections as well as pyoderma gangrenosum or erythema nodosum. Bowel obstruction may occur as a complication of chronic inflammation, and those with the disease are at greater risk of bowel cancer.

The album's cover image is of glass tiles arranged in a "TTTT" pattern, which was photographed at the beach at the end of the street on which Jaymay lived as a child. [3]

Critical reception

Popdose called the songs on the album "simply sweet and well-constructed" and that Jaymay "clearly has the goods as a singer and songwriter." [4] Bust Magazine rated the album 3 out of 5, saying that "Jaymay’s evolution as an artist continues, as she excavates her emotional pain for artistic fuel." [5]

<i>Bust</i> (magazine) American womens lifestyle magazine

Bust is a women's lifestyle magazine that is published six times a year. The magazine is published by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel.

Track listing

All songs written by Jaymay except where indicated

  1. "Baby, Maybe One Day" – 2:38
  2. "I Was Only Lovin' You" – 2:54
  3. "To Tell The Truth" – 4:03
  4. "Never Weep" (adapted from "For Una" by Robinson Jeffers) – 3:25
  5. "Just Got Over You" – 2:10
  6. "Enlighten Me" – 7:07
  7. "I Stand Up For Me" – 3:28
  8. "Today & Tmoro" – 3:30
  9. "Cassie's Song" – 3:35
  10. "For Goodness Sake" – 1:54
  11. "Singin' Of The Birds" – 2:14
  12. "There Are Red Roses" – 3:07
  13. "We Say Goodbye" – 2:04


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Aaron Dugan American musician

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