If anything, music should be there to give its listeners solace; that in an uncertain world they are not alone. And LA-based singer-songwriter JUJ is doing exactly that with her open and raw testimony to not having your shit together “I Still Cry At Parties”.
Her sombre undulating vocals tell a woeful story against sumptuous pop production, and the hooky melody will have you playing this song again and again in your mind.
“I wrote I Still Cry At Parties; this year before I turned 20 in February,” explains JUJ. “I had been feeling like many do in their late teens and early twenties, very lost. I felt like I was going through so many life changes and I didn’t really know myself and that scared me. I would occasionally go to parties and venture out as an escape to how I was feeling, but I’d always end up leaving more sad. The more I’d try to forget, the more I was reminded. I was nervous feeling like I didn’t have it all figured out, but eventually I came to terms with being ok with still having a lot to learn about myself and not having it figured out and thats finally when I felt ok.”
Listen to “I Still Cry At Parties” below…