JJ Draper’s new single addresses London’s worrying gang violence scene

Following the success of his previous EP, JJ Draper has taken inspiration from real life events for his newest EP, ‘The Theft & The Flight’. 

On one single in particular, JJ describes his inspirations, “returning home in March last year to a police cordon around the car park of my flat, I turned on the news to discover that a young man had been brutally murdered on my doorstep. Not having a real insight into the growing culture of gang violence in London, I wrote ‘…if you’re awake in the night’ to chronicle the surreal experience of those who come inadvertently into contact with a troubling world they don’t understand. 

I wanted all my new music to be honest and grounded, both lyrically and in the way it was recorded. I spent months experimenting at Natural Habitat Studios working with many great musicians to make something I hope feels homespun, authentic and vivid.” 

JJ’s music has already received high praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and The Line of Best Fit but this interest in honestly reflecting his perspective in any scenario, and talk of surreal experiences or confused detachment with the same gravity as moments of sober reality will surely score him top points among the music and songwriting critics. 

Listen to ‘Zero-Sum’, one of the tracks on the upcoming EP, here

With four new tracks set to appear on the EP which is due to be released on 3rd July we can’t wait to be taken on a musical journey of pure raw emotion by JJ. 

‘The Theft and The Flight’ EP

TRACK LIST:  

That’s What I Call Progress!

…if you’re awake in the night

Timshel

The Theft and the Flight

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