In the grand scheme of things, four years isn't a long period of time. High school and college are over in the blink of an eye, babies mature into toddlers seemingly overnight—four years can pass without you even realizing it. But in a musical landscape as rapidly transforming as the one we're currently in, four years is a very long time. And for a new artist, waiting four years in between album releases can be suicide.
But four years is the time mysterious duo JJ waited in between their last full-length jj n° 3 and "All White Everything," the first official piece of new material from their just announced new album. And it's clear that in this case, the time away has only made them more compelling. "All White Everything" is a cinematic ballad—stunning both lyrically and production wise—that starts rather subtly before blossoming into something much more magnificent.
In the song, Elin Kastlander sings, "Don't want you to leave, I need you to be here where you left me," and I think it's safe to say that we'd all gladly wait another four years if JJ wants us to, as long as they keep making songs like this.—Katie K.