After receiving international support with her last single ‘Turning’ Berlin-based producer and artist J.Lamotta shares the next offering from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Suzume’, coming out on April 12th via Jakarta Records. ‘Back In Town’ is the sublime new single which explores family roots through textured percussion, brooding horns, jazz-influenced keys and J.Lamotta’s storytelling – a perfect scope into her rich musical background. Shot across the beautiful landscapes of Morocco, where J.Lamotta’s lineage follows prior to growing up in Tel Aviv, the video is a simple but vibrant journey of the talented young artist.
“I didn’t plan to put ‘Back In Town’ on this album. I always liked playing this song but also thought it might sound too “jazzy” for this album. A few weeks before our recording session, my band and I hung out after a gig and they told me they think we should record it in the studio. Suddenly I realized I shouldn’t be ashamed of my musical background, the same way no one should feel ashamed of their heritage.” – J.Lamotta
‘Suzume’ was recorded across four different studios in Berlin, involving 24 musicians from all around the globe. In contrast to 2017’s ‘Conscious Tree’ album, which was made using found sounds and samplers, the new album sees J.Lamotta expanding her production repertoire by crafting a warm body of sound, laced with live strings and a horn section provided by her band which have toured together from Berlin to South Korea and Japan over the past three years.
‘Suzume’ will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats in April 2019 via Jakarta Records and features artwork created by Simone Cihlar (Anderson .Paak, Tom Misch and more). Pre-order here https://jlamotta.lnk.to/Suzume