It’s still chilly across the United States and because we could all use some bubbled up heat, let’s dive into Jakuzi. What started on cassette three years ago quickly gained widespread attention for this Turkish group, whose debut Fantezi Müzik showed off their native underground sound to the rest of the world. And while the upcoming sophomore release Hata Payı expands on Jakuzi’s synthpop sound, it does so in a decidedly darker realm. Turkish-language vocalist Kutay Soyocak credits this shift to his personal journey and an exploration of relationships, mental health and the human condition, with touches of post punk, krautrock, and ’80s synth sounds supporting his lyrical tones.
You can pre-order Hata Payı before it comes out on Friday and get the ball rolling today with a free download of “Istemezdim”!