To mark the release of glorious new single ‘Think Twice’, Melbourne’s own, Mojo Juju is poised to take her incomparable live show on the road.
Representing yet another bold and seemingly effortless evolution in style for the sonic alchemist, ‘Think Twice’ is an irrepressibly seductive introduction to Juju’s latest musical incarnation. As unpredictable and dynamic as ever, Juju trades the sounds that have long defined her for some energising new urban flavours. ‘Think Twice’ marks another stop on an unending musical odyssey that has so far seen the soul-steeped singer swing from the Bayou to the heaving Nuyorican clubs of the 60s and 70s with fluidic ease and matchless cool.
A collaboration with producer-of-the-moment Jamieson Shaw – Music Programmer and Senior Music Editor for hit Netflix series The Get Down – ‘Think Twice’ draws on a heady mix of break beats, funk hooks, and hi-sheen pop production, all locked into a buttonholing groove that perfectly couches Juju’s rapid-fire lyrical flow. On top of which, ‘Think Twice’ takes aim at some weighty and very timely political issues: Juju cautioning the political leaders of the day to ‘remember who you are, remember how you got here.’
A dose of futuristic soul funk, Think Twice’ reprises the swaggering strut of ‘They Come & They Go’ and ‘Get Fooled’, from Juju’s mesmerising 2015 sophomore outing Seeing Red / Feeling Blue (ABC Music), with the added humidity of a Harlem summer at the sweat-bathed baton change that marked the death of disco and the inexorable ascendency of hip-hop.
The single, due for release August 1st, heralds Juju’s genre-exploding third solo album which is slated for release in early 2018. ‘Think Twice’, then, is a taste of exciting things to come.