John Moods | So Sweet So Nice - Black LP
Release date: 06.08.2021
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John Moods – the adopted moniker of Berlin-based Jonathan Jarzyna – released his debut full-length The Essential John Moods with Mansions and Millions in 2018. Now, having completed his first solo tours, he returns with So Sweet So Nice, which will be released as two EPs: So Sweet on April 16th and So Nice on August 6th. This diptych will ultimately culminate in one vinyl LP, to be released in physical format on August 6th.
If The Essential John Moods was the soundtrack to a summer backpacking trip, its follow-up has the feel of a triumphant homecoming. Where the previous album traded in dreamy displacement, So Sweet So Nice is serenely centered, springy grooves transforming musings on mortality into vibrant celebrations. Full of sprightly guitar work, and burbling, trickling synths, So Sweet So Nice channels the spirit of classic AM pop into something both contemporary and timeless.
So Sweet So Nice is serenely centered, springy grooves transforming musings on mortality into vibrant celebrations. Such a self-assured, finely polished collection of songs, rich with tranquil moments, seems an unlikely product of two years marked by creative frustrations. But this is a tapestry woven of paradoxes and contradictions. It speaks in an untroubled voice of existential worry, conjures rejoicing from the funerary. The form of this homecoming is the discovery of a dwelling space in the unsettled, of feeling home in the unsettling. A contrast captured so succinctly in the titular line - “So sweet, so nice; everything is waiting to die. So sweet, so high; nothing ever felt so alive.”