We often use words like “secretive” with jj, but fresh off a couple of gems, these two new tracks come with a back story. In rhyme.
OK, jj went to malaga to have some fun, get some sun and 2 albums done. it was back in the fall of 2008 when they had both lost their virginity to insanity and were looking for moments of clarity. a plane to spain felt like a reasonable opportunity.
so with money in the bank, nobody to thank, it started with a drank.
and a couple of hours later the on the 29th of september they had felt the first breeze coming in from africa, sweet winds of melodies pure and true.
The delicate harmonica-fronted (and Caribbean-minded) “Let Go” appears on jj’s forthcoming Secretly Canadian debut, jj nº 3. “My Way” doesn’t, because it’d probably be a pain to get the Lil’ Wayne and Charles Manson samples cleared. The vocal line sorta sounds like Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads.”
jj – “Let Go” (MP3)
jj – “My Way” (MP3)
03/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
03/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
03/28 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue #
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
04/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #
04/04 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre #
04/05 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center #
04/06 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theater #
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre #
04/12 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge #
04/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom #
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex %
# w/ The xx
% w/ Delorean