Fair play JANOS, verified summer vibes from this track. Writing this review at midnight in my cold and dreary Preston flat but picturing a pool party.
Contrast to its dreamy disposition, the song describes the frustration of longing to change your circumstances but feeling restricted by the negativity of others around us. ‘I don’t want to spend my life in a headlock’ sings JANOS, who is of Swedish heritage but spends his time delivering his sound to the music scenes in London and Oslo.
A real reflection on how the young generation feel today. The association between the upbeat exultant track with the frank and almost brutally-real words reflects how as a generation, we will fake ‘happy’ with our situations while hiding our exasperation at not achieving everything we want but JANOS has had enough of pretending.
On releasing the single, JANOS said: “It’s not a vindictive song, it’s more like a ‘I do me and you do you’ type of thing. It’s about maximizing who you are and not listening to haters, fake friends and what society tells you to do.”
Check out ‘Zero’ on Spotify and let us know what you think.
Words Amy Blyth