If you are unfamiliar with his work, JJ Draper juxtaposes gentle music with the unflinching chronicling of real-life events. And his approach to songwriting has seen him gain high praise from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Riot Mag and DIY as well as BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.
With DIY praising JJ’s previous single ‘Zero Sum’ as “Channelling electronic producers from James Blake to SOHN…but with a much warmer texture, feeling as akin to homely folk as it does icy electronica” and Huw Stephens commenting on the previous EP ‘Silhouettes’ as ‘Beautiful’, we are expecting big things from JJ’s new EP ‘The Theft & The Flight’.
Following his first EP, JJ went back into the studio to arrange a new body of work. Having spent the early years of his career as a topliner and collaborator, he thought it time to take a considerable catalogue of songs to his band and work with singular vision to create the sound he wanted. The new EP, which is set to be released on 3rd July, includes four tracks including the already released ‘Zero-Sum’ and soon to be released (5th June) ‘..if you’re awake in the night’, which focuses on gang violence in London.
‘The Theft and The Flight’ EP
That’s What I Call Progress!
…if you’re awake in the night
The Theft and the Flight
Wondering what all the hype is about? Have a listen to JJ’s previous EP on Spotify below and catch him on his social channels.