We’re bringing the energy this week with new releases from Rojuu, Miss June and Senses Fail. Grab your headphones and get ready for your newest music obsession.
Rojuu – Children of God (Polar Nights S.L.)
Rojuu belongs to a generation gilded by trap music. The genre is now a central phenomenon in Gen Z, headed up by viral leaders like Rojuu. Barcelona-bred Rojuu is delving more into the “sad-trap” realm, pulling inspiration from everyday life on the Barcelona subway and describes Picasso’s blue period a centre of inspiration. Teamed up with Joël Kurasinski, the duo considers their music direct, sincere and relatable. Swimming with the new wave of trap stars tapping into emotions and relatable situations, you can expect any mainstream taboo like money and “dark thoughts” to be touched on Children of God.
Miss June – Bad Luck Party (Frenchkiss Records)
A rockin revisit from early aughts punk is long overdue. Miss June pays homage to that DIY scene while creating a reckless sound of melodic hooks and riffs structured for 2019 on their debut album Bad Luck Party. It’s a rare thing to see an Auckland-born band captivate the ears of the New York Times, but they did, with the Times calling the group “a nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds… calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet.” With the release of their debut album, the group is taking to the road in the UK and states side. Be sure to catch them in a city near you.
Senses Fail – From The Depths of Dreams EP (Pure Noise Records)
Senses Fail returns with a re-recorded rendition of their EP From the Depths of Dreams. Originally released in 2002, 17 years later the group is reimaging the tracks, complete with a new music video for fan favorite “Bastard Son.” With the reissue comes reworked tracks, but that’s not to say the band hopes to erase the past: “This re-recording is not to replace what was but to add to the legacy of the songs and show them in a modern light. We haven’t played a lot of these songs for our fans and this release gives us the opportunity to highlight an era of Senses Fail that many of our fans didn’t get a chance to see.” said vocalist Buddy Nielsen.
Rock out this weekend and join us again next Friday for more weekly releases Out Today.