After a year out of the spotlight and in the studio, Copenhagen pop muse Kill J is back with her new single ‘Strange Fruits of the Sea’. The first taste from her forthcoming new album ‘Superposition’, the track tackles the urgent and timely issues of immigration and racism – as well as giving a subtle nod to legendary blueswoman Billie Holiday’s masterpiece ‘Strange Fruit’. Listen here
With a sharp, staccato instrumental heightened by Kill J’s coy, whispering yet clearly charged vocals, the track’s arching social comments are sure to continue to generate intrigue and conversation around one of Scandinavia’s most elusive, exciting artists.
Speaking on the track, Kill J explains: ”I wrote this song because I´m angry; I´ve always been inspired by politics and current events, but this point in time is unique: it’s a protest song about borders, walls, barbed wire fences and people trying to survive on small boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea. It’s about greed, about childish dictators with small hands. In those hands are peoples’ lives. Whilst some people dream of just surviving their journey across borders, others dream of wealth and power at the expense of others.”
‘Superposition’ as a body of work revolves around the world of particle physics and scientific discoveries. This is, as Kill J explains: “Because in the end, only science will save us.” A heady and captivating new release heralds an exciting 2018 for the nascent Kill J, and thank the lord she’s back.