The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

In the summer of 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden’s jj quietly released one of the year’s most critically-acclaimed albums. The album jj nº 2 was the group’s debut full-length (their first single was jj nº 1). Secretly Canadian is proud to join forces with Swedish label Sincerely Yours for the worldwide release of this remarkable record.

jj create R&B and balearic dub from the ghosts of lost lovers; pop as delicate as a fawn’s nose across blades of frosted grass. It is the soundtrack for friends packed into the town square’s tiniest tavern, their moontanned, apple-cheeked faces glowing, their dilated pupils filled with all the meaning and meaninglessness of a magic 8-ball. Their music is both carefree without carelessness, and self-aware without being self-conscious. With it, they build an ice bridge arching from gothenburg into the heart of middle America, and everywhere in between.

Secretly Canadian is proud to present the release of jj nº 2.

jj nº 3 is also available from Secretly Canadian this Spring.

Praise for jj ”JJ’s music floats so cleanly–instantly gratifying, calming and still mysterious.” - The Fader

Praise for jj nº 2 ”It’s a gorgeous ode to chemically-assisted euphoria, or an effective, shimmering simulation for those who keep their intoxications on the legal side.” - BEST NEW MUSIC Pitchfork

“The year’s best debut came from crypto-genius Swedes who sound like Enya covering Lil Wayne at Lilith Fair 2015.” - The Washington Post


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