Jlin has announced a new body of work, ‘Perspective’, comprising of a mini-album set for release on September 29.
To accompany the announcement she shared lead single ‘Fourth Perspective’, which sets the tone for an LP which models as both a catch-up for those yearning for new Jlin, but also those wanting to explore the musician’s evolving sound.
In her typical style, ‘Perspective’ is not genre-bound nor fixed, and was put together across a variation of environments and situations.
The record is in fact a collection of electronic versions of tracks Jlin composed with Third Coast Percussion (T.C.P.), with those cuts resulting in the musician shortlisted as a finalist for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Their foundations, she explains, were the “from scratch” acoustic drums.
“Working with T.C.P. was a rewarding experience,” she notes. “I love their constant driving ambition. When I would go to their studio we would experiment as much as we could, and that to me is the beauty of composing.”
She continued, explaining how collaborating with dance companies – particularly those of Wayne McGregor and Kyle Abraham – has enhanced her work’s evolution: “Working with Kyle and AIM, I felt the need to incorporate more organic percussion and drums. The raw, visceral nature of Kyle’s choreography demanded a more tactile, grounded sound.
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“I believe that music and dance are deeply interconnected, and the rhythm and physicality of organic percussion needs to mirror the dancers’ movements whether it is conceptually or abstract.”
Jlin – ‘Perspective’ is available to pre-order now, and you can check out lead single ‘Fourth Perspective’ here.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins