Posts Tagged ‘Junior Empire’

October 10, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.06.2016 – 10.09.2016

Featured music – October 7-9, 2016

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October 7, 2016

I was already fond of The Mispers when they were The Mispers, but I must confess that ever since they changed their name to Junior Empire earlier this year, I’ve fallen even more for the British band’s alt and electro pop. Today, Junior Empire released their latest ace single, Danger, an energetic chugging, intense spiraling anthem about “that moment when someone first catches your eye.” Junior Empire focuses on the pure animal instinct that takes control of you, for better or for worse. We spin dizzily alongside Junior Empire and their rambunctious song, losing control ourselves to its magnetic pull. Lucky for us, there’s no danger here, only sonic bliss. 

August 15, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.12.2016 – 08.14.2016

Featured music – August 12-14, 2016

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August 12, 2016

It was but a few months ago that we learned that British outfit The Mispers were re-launching as a project named Junior Empire, and alongside that name change came West Coast, a heckuva first song that made a resonating splash upon entry. The boys are back with their second song as Junior Empire, and they’ve held nothing back on Decide. The mellifluous lilting alt pop song carries much cinematic verve, building up in harmonic layers as it approaches a cathartic stirring finish. The quintet explains that they wrote Decide during a period of uncertainty and confusion. The song is “about following the heart when your heads a mes.” Junior Empire plans on releasing an EP later this year, which I know I’ll be greatly looking forward to. I have a feeling many others will be waiting for it, too. 

June 9, 2016

British band The Mispers, who I’ve zealously featured plentifully in the past, have relaunched as Junior Empire, and with this moniker change comes a sleek and polished new indie pop gem named West Coast. The mellifluous song is an ode to Los Angeles, including its“open roads and the underlying feeling that nothing is permanent and a vacuous future of endless opportunity awaits.” In other words, its also a fitting representation of becoming single. The floor has dropped out under you, you don’t know what to expect, and the future waits to be written. West Coast is beautiful, a powerfully blooming song full of emotion. I’ve an urge to tackle those very open roads right now, while West Coast blasts at full volume. An epic adventure awaits me, as the struggles and mistakes of the past slowly recede in the rear view mirror. Though my heart still aches, it also swells with hope. Welcome back as Junior Empire, boys. And thank you for such a moving song.