Junip Serve Up Synth-y Motivational Mantras on 'Your Life, Your Call'

From José González's kraut-folk band's April album

junip, your life, your call, download, stream
Junip's second single, "Your Life, Your Call"
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

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.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Twin Peaks — Strawberry Smoothie " 02:24
  • 2 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 3 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 4 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 5 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA