JOOJ‘s brilliant debut had a dozen flavours, but all hung together as a single constellation. Perhaps the synthiest star in the bunch is “Crushed”, a soaring dramatic avant-garde synthpop ballad. The song’s poetic recitations recall a time of bold experimentalism in electronic music. There’s any number of directions JOOJ can go in after their debut. We’ll be hot on their heels, trying to catch a glimpse of these ambient pop explorers.
JOOJ’s debut album is out now on Last Gang.