Djo, the solo project of musician / producer / actor Joe Keery, is back with new music. Today, Djo announces his new album DECIDE out September 16th. Late last week, the Djo hotline went up allowing fans to dial (928)-8-DECIDE to hear a trippy 8-bit audio teaser. Today, he has released the first single from the forthcoming record – “Change.” “Change” is a psych-funk journey with heavy synths and influences as wide reaching as Parliament Funkadelic and the 70’s glam of T. Rex.
Djo’s new album, DECIDE will be released on September 16th and 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 outfitPost 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.
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