Junip Serve Up Synth-y Motivational Mantras on ‘Your Life, Your Call’
From José González's kraut-folk band's April album
José González’s kraut-folk trio is active again and prepping a self-titled sophomore LP for April 23 via Mute. Earlier this year we heard the lush, pumped-up jangler “Line of Fire,” but now we’ve got a subtler highlight to take in. “Your Life, Your Call” relies on shuffling percussion and constant synth-work — it’s a calming backdrop for the no-nonsense lyrics seemingly directed at a close friend or lover: “Pull yourself together, draw the line / It’s your life, it’s your call / Stand up, or enjoy your fall.” Coming through the speakers, however, the chorus becomes a motivational mantra rather than a boot-to-the-ass of a familiar deadbeat, especially when González’ voice gets all Lennon-y around the 2:40 mark. Stream or download the song over at Stereogum.