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Stream: JJ’s new album V

on August 04, 2014, 10:15am

Swedish pop duo JJ will release their third album, V, on August 19th via Secretly Canadian. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full at NPR.org.

The follow-up to 2010’s jj n° 3 spans 12 tracks, including the singles “Fågelsången”, “All White Everything”, and “Dean & Me”. According to a press release, the album sees JJ “ready to communicate with the world, quite unlike they’ve ever done so before. They’re embracing, not retreating.”

In a statement, multi-instrumentalist Joakim Benon describes the LP as the duo’s creative “zenith”:

“I’d say we’ve been working on this album our whole lives. It’s the thing I’ve always wanted to do. I feel that we’ve been working on this album ever since we began to record music. We have never really had any other plan than to make this V shit happen and at the same time we never knew what it was – the story presented itself to us — and it’s a story that’s always been clear. It’s only grown in its own way. And now we’re finished, we look at it and back at it, and can begin to realize what it really is, what we have done, because it’s something you don’t necessarily decide for yourself, even though you’ve made it. And the songs… we don’t write them, we just do our best to catch them forever, for real.”

Adds vocalist Elin Katlander, “At last I have music that I really want to listen to, that I want to hear from a stage. In a way, we’ve made this music quite selfishly, to appeal primarily to ourselves and I really haven’t felt this way about our material before. This is the moment. It’s for real now.”

Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Below, watch the video for “All White Everything”.

V Tracklist:
01. V
02. Dynasti
03. Dean & Me
04. All White Everything
05. When I Need You
06. Fågelsången
07. Full
08. Innerlight
09. Hold Me
10. I
11. Be Here Now
12. All Ways, Always

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