Drawn magnetically to a shared human spirit, Jagwar Twin arrives today with lead single “Loser” – a song about breaking down the walls that separate us – from the forthcoming debut album Subject to Flooding, out September 21st.
Premiered in over 100 countries worldwide on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1, “Loser” introduces Jagwar Twin‘s worldly ensemble of alternative sounds with a perspective that leaves room for everyone. Stream “Loser” now on all DSPs and pre-save the album to instantly receive the entire album upon release – LISTEN HERE.
“We all walk around with masks on, disguised as what we think the world wants to see. But if everyone was to remove their masks they would come to find that we are all just human underneath; that we are all losers,” says Jagwar Twin.
Roy English, the driving force behind Jagwar Twin, emerges as a spiritual monk warrior with a powerful voice and prophet-like poetry paired against a landscape of 60’s style guitars, gritty hip-hop break beats, and flipped MPC samples reminiscent of Dark Fantasy-era Kanye West. Subject to Flooding is the result of a uniquely collaborative process that will have you seeing the world through a new lens.
Life’s duality and the search for balance and self-discovery is what powers Jagwar Twin – just as one can be flooded with love, flooding can also bring destruction. There are two sides to every story that ebb and flow on a continuum moving ever closer to equilibrium. We are at war with the world; we are at war with ourselves. In letting go, we often find ourselves. As a self-taught singer in high school, Roy was bullied for his vocal tone. Early on he realized that he could channel that negative energy into art and dove deeper into self-exploration through songwriting and production. After a journey of ups and downs in the industry, Jagwar Twin eventually connected with producers S1[Kanye West, Lorde] and Linus, whose creative energy fused with Jagwar Twin‘s vision changed the project for good. With ego removed entirely, this creative and free environment led to highly collaborative, democratic production process which ultimately welcomed contributions from Jeff Bhasker, Travis Barker of blink-182, children’s choirs and more. In letting go, Jagwar Twindiscovered that the world is more powerful and inspirational as “we.” With the fragile state of the world emotionally, physically, environmentally, and politically, Jagwar Twin exists to find energy and spirit in our shared humanity.