juuku teams up with vocalist Natalie in the ethereal, moving “Gone,” out now on Found/Red Records. The inspiration behind “Gone” is heartbreaking—Juuku shares that “𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘬 𝘣𝘺 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘳. 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘚, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦 .”
Juuku has a knack for auditory world-building, with each element of his music wrapping you deeper into a vivid memory that feels like you lived it yourself. “Gone,” with its twinkling windchimes and use of sonic space, is an impactful example of this ability. It’s made all the more emotional due to the lyrics, which capture the universal fear and anxiety we all feel about the people closest to our heart.