The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

Last summer Gothenburg, Sweden’s jj quietly released one of 2009’s most critically-acclaimed albums. The album was named jj nº 2 and it was the group’s debut full-length (their first single was jj nº 1). With the naive swagger of youth, jj have already completed their next full-length. We here at Secretly Canadian are incredibly proud to present jj nº 3 to you. If jj nº 2 was (as it was to many) the quintessential summer 2009 album, jj nº 3 is destined to be the quintessential winter 2010 album, a soft, red smear of blood on a field of fresh snow.

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.

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


My Life

And Now

Let Go

Into the Light


Voi Parlate, Io Gioco

Golden Virginia

You Know

I Know*

No Escapin' This *NOTE: I Know is on the LP version only.