Meanjin/Brisbane-based alt-pop group JUNO have unveiled their mesmerising new single ‘nobody loves you when you‘re down‘ – produced, mixed and mastered by band member Sam Woods and Jude Korab.
‘nobody loves you when you’re down’ intimately opens with swirling synths and lead singer Kahlia Ferguson‘s hook-laden melodies and candid lyricism. The introduction of Jude Korab‘s velvety voice slices through the hypnotic ambience, creating a cosmic connection between both singers, exhaling solace and melancholy. Layers of lush instrumentation progressively intensify, before concluding with a fusion of glitched rhythmic patterns and crackling harmonics.
Kahlia talks about the inspirations behind, ‘nobody loves you when you’re down’, including HBO‘s hit TV show Euphoria: “nobody loves you when you’re down is a song about toxic friendships that bail on you whenever you’re going through hard times. I’ve had periods of time where my mental health has suffered and life has hit me with a lot of curve balls, and communication has just slowly dropped off with certain people in my life. Those friends are always so happy and keen to be there when you’re down to party and drink and dance, but conveniently disappear when you really need them. I drew a lot of inspiration from the TV show Euphoria. The imagery and themes really got into my head after bingeing both seasons.”
To celebrate the release, have teamed up with RARIA for their first East Coast Tour, continuing on from a run of shows supporting the likes of Peking Duk, Pacific Avenue, Selfish Sons, CODY JON, Adraian Dvuke, Safety Club and Greatest Hits. They have also played Super Fun Day alongside FIDLAR (USA), Pale Waves (UK), Beach Bunny (USA), Dune Rats and Ruby Fields.
Previous singles have seen support from Apple Music, Soundcloud, triple j, triple j Unearthed, iHeart Australia, FBi, 4ZZZ, 2SER, RTR FM and JOY Media. In the blogosphere, they’ve also seen love from The Music, Pilerats, The AU Review, Music Feeds, Livewire AU, MILKY and Breaking Through Podcast. Their music videos have also been added to MTV Upload and ABC‘s rage
JUNO x RARIA
EAST COAST TOUR DATES
FRI 1 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY GALLERY BAR, EORA/SYDNEY NSW
SAT 2 SEP | NIGHTHAWKS, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 8 SEP | STRANDED BAR, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
With thanks to Good Intent