JJ Return With Cryptic, Surreal Trailer for New LP 'V'

Swedish pop duo is back with all-caps

Colin Joyce

Swedish duo JJ, formerly known as jj, are back and as enigmatic as ever. Elin Kastlander and Joakim Benon first hinted at a proper follow-up to 2010's n° 3 when they shared a perplexing three-minute trailer last June alongside the new song "Fagelsangen." The band's labels announced today that JJ's third album (and first with the caps-lock on), entitled V, will come out on August 19 via Sincerely Yours/Secretly Canadian. Few other details are available, but you can stream a foreboding new trailer for the album above and read a cryptic missive from the group below.

"At last we meet again
and I'm like baby, what you doing here?
You stay on my mind.
We been up all winters for someone like you and we know that you been up all winters for someone like us.
We don't even know your name or where you came from
and someday this war will be over so we and our friends will stay together until the end.
Making our way through this motherfucking life.
Come on, we have to do it.
- JJ"

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