Last summer, Swedish outfit jj released its third studio album, V. Now, almost a year later, the experimental pop group is set to return with a new five-track EP entitled ‘Death‘ via Gothenburg label Sincerely Yours. jj’s synth tones are calming and pillowy on ‘Death’. The piano-tinkling ‘Anything’ in particular is a sweet and soft lullaby-like song, while “Pills” mixes folksy acoustic guitar with auto tune croons and enveloping synth orchestrations. Still, despite the soothing sonic textures, the overall effect is a little unsettling, with the slo-mo faux-techno keyboards of “Fuck It” standing out as particularly dark and mysterious.
You can check out their EP on our AOTW Spotify Playlist. Also, don’t forget to step by our nordic_by_nature instagram to see what jj is up to as they’re taking over our Instagram. As usual, we have asked our Artist of the Week five dreamy questions and here are their five dreamy answers:
What are the images on the EP cover meant to evoke?
Pain, suffering, meaninglessness.
What music were you all listening to at the time you recorded the record?
JJ and “Jag mötte Lassie”
What’s next for the band? Do you currently have more material in the can slated for a future release?
How many straight push-ups can u complete?
What question would you like to ask the next weeks artist of the week?