Go inside the mind of CNJR in his video for his new single, “ISV,” off his forthcoming EP releasing in June. Experimental electronica melds with a dark visual collage in the video, which CNJR explains further:
“To be an exploration of this darkness and of the pain and struggle and trauma that all of us endure to survive. I did not necessarily want it to be bleak, because in the experience of this darkness is something that unites us, something shared, and also partially makes us who are. It’s part of being alive, here, right now.
Music and art for me are always partially about escapism, but also about reflection. It’s probably why I love speculative fiction, love sci-fi, adventure stories, myths, and legends. There will always be an element of this sneaking through my music as I tend to be drawn towards sounds and arcs that feel like you are on a journey. Something epic, something bigger than our day to day lives. So as WSTLND came together, it sort of naturally fused these two themes. Struggle and darkness, with a journey, a cinematic audio tapestry. The result, I suppose, is introspective dark cinematic electronica. If someone could coin a genre name for that I’d really appreciate it.”
You can find CNJR’s “ISV” on Bandcamp now.