The first track from Pieces of Juno’s forthcoming album, Atlantis, has just been released. “Juniper” is a taster for the LP, which gives old-school Tom Waits and Nick Cave vibes with a touch of Nordic melancholy. Juno Jensen’s fifth studio album has been recorded in Oslo and Halden, and it incorporates “a ton of cornet, clarinet & bass clarinet, weird grand piano bells, broken cello, violin, lap steel, perc, Moogs and upright bass.”
Jensen explains that the album “is about humanity, nature and its trajectory. Stylistically seated at the junction of art-pop and neo-classical.” Add traces of Tuxedomoon’s influence, throw in Jensen’s smooth, stylish vocals, and it will lure you into the drowned city in the classiest way.