jj n° 3!

According to Pitchfork and Sincerely Yours, jj are letting slip two new songs off their future album, jj n° 3, and I don’t think I could be more excited about it. There’s a reason why Pitchfork loved jj so much last year (“they manage to be pretty, touching, funny, and motivating, in different ways, in all the right places“)… There’s nothing about their strangely familiar-sounding yet smooth-sailing rhythm, their sampling of the hip-hop culture, and their gently electronic melody (and, of course, Elin Kastlande’s honey-sweet, saccharine vocals) that’s not to love.

If jj n° 2 wasn’t good enough for you last year, here’s “Let Go” and bonus track “My Way”.

Personally, “Let Go” is the sort of song that calms you down a few notches with its entirely pleasing melodic composition. It’s like it’s stirring with a peculiarly self-collected passion yet definitely soothing sound, smoothed out on all edges and designed to make you feel amazingly better about whatever’s stressing you. It’s like a shoulder massage, I swear.

“My Way” isn’t exactly the opposite, but by borrowing Lil Wayne‘s entire rapping off Trina‘s “Don’t Trip”, it has a whole different feel to it. It also samples Charles Manson’s creepy-ass speech like jj did in “5 minuter med JJ”… but it’s actually my favourite off the two tracks and it really has to be in the album.

(mp3) Let Go – jj

(mp3) My Way – jj

The tracklisting for jj n° 3:

01 My Life
02 And Now
03 Let Go
04 Into the Light
05 Light
06 Voi Parlate, Io Gioco
07 Golden Virginia
08 You Know
09 I Know *
10 No Escapin’ This

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One Response to “jj n° 3!”

  1. Cecilia Says:

    i love youuu

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