Following a series of one-off singles and a free EP, Swedish pop duo JJ unveiled plans for their new album, V, last June. They even offered up the record’s lead single, “Fågelsången”, a stunning, string-laden ambient ballad. Now, some 10 months later, the pair have finally set a release date: August 19th via Secretly Canadian. Apparently, they’ve also decided to capitalize the “j’s” going forward.
With the announcement comes an album trailer, which features several snippets of unnamed music. Though aesthetically similar to last year’s dazzling holiday single “My Boyz”, the tracks prove to be more ominous and chaotic in nature. Watch the trailer below.
The trailer comes accompanied by a peculiar message/piece of slam poetry/ransom note:
At last we meet again
and I’m like baby, what you doing here?
You stay on my mind.
We been up all winters for someone like you and we know that you been up all winters for someone like us.
We don’t even know your name or where you came from
and someday this war will be over so we and our friends will stay together until the end.
Making our way through this motherf*cking life.
Come on, we have to do it.
Below, revisit “Fågelsången”: