Today Djo (the musical project of actor / producer / songwriter Joe Keery), shares his new track “Gloom” – a frenetic, Talking Heads-inspired kiss off. LISTEN HERE. The full album, DECIDE will be out on September 16th, with pre-order, album artwork and tracklisting to come on Thursday HERE.
Djo’s new album, DECIDE is the follow up to TWENTY TWENTY, his 2019 critically acclaimed guitar-forward record and his first solo-effort since departing his band, the Chicago psych rock outfit Post Animal. Keery – who is of course also known far and wide for his acclaimed acting roles in such blockbuster projects as Stranger Things – has been making music since his teens, spending over two years with Post Animal before making his solo debut as Djo. DECIDE was created with musician / engineer Adam Thein throughout the pandemic with final recording taking place at Sound Factory in Los Angeles. DECIDE serves as a sort of aural history of Keery’s late 20’s. It features reflections on growth, relationships and navigating it all in a world filled with technology at its center. It’s his sonic ambitions however that take these introspections and melt them into a warped reality with each layered synth pulling the listener’s emotional strings.
Listen to “Gloom” on streaming services here or share on YouTube below.