Oslo-based Jouska is the musical and artistic partnership of Marit Othilie Thorvik and Hans Olav Settem. Their brand of bedroom RnB encourages the listener to explore the furthest reaches of the emotional spectrum.
With production from Sunniva Lindgaard of Sassy 009 along with Andrew Murray, new single ‘Bring You Back’ focusses on obsessing over a former love, pouring over old photos and yearning for their return.
With glitched-out beats and stabs of white noise, the hard edges of the track give way to sugary vocal melodies, reflecting the bittersweet mood of the track. By no means a feel-good anthem, it feels like a place to shelter from the storm.
In Jouska’s words it’s about “missing someone and obsessing over fading memories. It’s a track for dancing when it feels like the world is about to end.” Although there’s no resurrecting the dead (relationship), in this case, acceptance is the first stage of moving on.