Jouska Announces New Album, Unveils New Single ‘Death Sentence’

    Jouska, the project of Oslo-based artist and Sassy 009 bandmate Marit Othilie Thorvik, has announced her second album, Suddenly My Mind Is Blank. It arrives on February 17 via Koke Plate, and today’s announcement comes with the release of a new single, ‘Death Sentence’, which follows September 2022’s ‘Why’d You Leave Me In Red’. Check it out below.

    “’Death Sentence’ was the first song I made for this album,” Thorvik explained in a statement. “It’s about being in a toxic relationship and the struggles of leaving. It feels like you’re gonna die if you stay and that you’re gonna die if you don’t. So you end up clinging on to it because it’s all you’ve ever known.”

    Since the release of 2020’s Everything is Good, Jouska has evolved from a duo with Hans Olav Settem to a solo endeavor. “Throughout this process I’ve worked on becoming a better producer and songwriter,” she added. “I’m liquid when it comes to music. My mind is set on making something emotional and refreshing. Some people might find my music schizophrenic, but playing with different genres and moods is what makes Jouska what it is.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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