Single Release: DJO, Gloom

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New music is no strange thing. But music that bends our expectations is the type of music that can shake up our reality, for the better.

DJO, also more widely known as actor Joe Keery has shared with the world his newest single Gloom ahead of his upcoming album release coming September 16th. While that may seem like an agonising wait, album artwork and tracklisting will be be live from Thursday.

The long anticipated album follows Djos 2019 album Twenty Twenty. Acclaimed for its forward thinking, guitar centred tunes and first steps into solo work since departing with bis band Post animal.

Since the release of Twenty Twenty and the ground shaking singled that followed, Djo’s music had earned its place in the musical hall of fame. Racking up nearly 68 million hits on the viral platform TikTok, showing that Djos fan base spreads across a wide range of ages. After making his place known with those who love to scroll, Djo claimed 150 million global Spotify and Apple streams. For a man who self releases all his music, this is outstanding. In the spirit of enticing fans, Djo let go of his first single Change just a few weeks ago. The vibe has been described as a concoction of ‘dynamic, psych infused’ music (Rolling Stone) and that is vibe we can absolutely get on board with.

Before we barely had time to finish the track, Change has entered the Spotify viral 50 charts, reaching an impressive #26 in the USA.

A spine tingling medley of pop tunes, neon melodic rifts and lyrics that can move the soul, Djo’s album merges techincal craft with sport and wit. The vision brought brought life shows an incredible breadth of knowledge and talent.

In-between capturing the hearts of every viewer who tuned into the Netflix sensation Stranger Things, Djo has been performing throughout 2022, testing the waters with songs from DECIDE. He’s made memorable appearances at Bottle Rock festival and Boston Calling to name a few. If you’ve got serious FOMO from this news, fear not as you can catch him live later this year at Austin City Limits festival.

Those who can’t make it (sorry UK fans) should fear not as Djo’s set at Lollapalooza this weekend (August 30th) will be streamed live on Hulu at 3.15 PM on the Main Main. Just like Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill brought Max back from the upside down, Gloom is the track that can do the same for all of us.

Djo is clearly a musican who knows exactly what the people are calling out for. And he does not let us down.

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