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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 5, 2021

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Dive Deep Into Bad Juju's Sophomore EP

Dive Deep Into Bad Juju’s Sophomore EP
Victoria Jenkins

Earlier this month Bad Juju dropped their highly-anticipated sophomore EP and now the Melbourne five-piece have given TCI a track by track look at You’re Not Alone.

In a few short years Bad Juju have racked up an enviable list of accomplishments. After earning solid Triple J support and showcasing at BIGSOUND in 2018, only a year after they burst onto the scene, the band have continued to gain momentum, playing their own sold out shows and sharing the stage with Mayday Parade (US), Trophy Eyes, Dream On Dreamer, and Columbus.

Where their debut EP Hidden Desire grabbed industry attention their follow up You’re Not Alone has cemented Bad Juju as an Australian punk rock/grunge force. Recorded at Avalanche Studios with Callan Orr, You’re Not Alone treats fans to seven tracks that see the band tackle life, love, guilt and grief.

‘Disappoint’ is a painfully emotional ode to loss. Capturing a personal process of grief from losing someone whilst expressing the hope to continue on with the dreams that were shared together.

‘Sirens’ is about being betrayed by a friend and making a defiant, middle finger statement that you’re not going to cop it.

‘Picture Us’ is about nostalgia. Remembering the good times you had with your loved one whilst you are alone and far away. Realising you are a better person for having known them and had the privilege of being with them.

‘Dawn’ is about a text message – “Do you get lonely because I get lonely too” from a friend struggling to get through the night due to loneliness and resorting to drugs to deal with the pain. It is about reaching out and finding help from those around you.

‘Say It’ is about standing up to someone you disagree with, but have never had the courage to go up against. It’s about having the courage to say no, by sticking to your guns and saying what you believe in.

‘Let’s Talk’ is a song about leaving a relationship with someone who is wrong for you and makes you feel bad about yourself. It’s about the relief of feeling free after it ends and the excitement of what’s to come.

‘Watch Me Fall’ is about being with someone and giving it your all. As you grow up together though, you grow apart and things change. That person isn’t there for you in the same way and has left you wondering if it was all a mistake.



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