Today, NO JOY, the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, is releasing their new EP, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven. The EP features orchestral reimaginings of 4 songs from No Joy’s critically acclaimed 2020 album Motherhood and a cover of Deftones’ “Teenager.”
A close listen to the 5 songs that comprise Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven will reveal the absurdist influences behind the EP: Disney’s 1986 DTV Valentine special, which set tracks like Eurythmics’ “There Must Be An Angel” to classic animation, live reimaginations of ‘90s alt-favorites like Bjork performing “Isobel” with a live orchestra, and inventive instrument expressions of the same era, like steel drums and acoustic guitars on Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says.” “Some of those late 90s electronica trip-hop acts involved strings in their live performance. I was interested in that, and with some of them, I was like, ‘Let’s go full Little Mermaid,” White-Gluz says.
To commemorate the release White-Gluz chatted with the multi-instrumentalist Ouri (of Hildegard), who plays on the EP, for TALKHOUSE. She also put together a playlist of influences for BROOKLYN VEGAN, and penned a track by track breakdown of the EP for FLOOD Magazine. Feature: BANDCAMP NEW & NOTABLE, BV INDIE BASEMENT, FILTER, JOURNAL METRO, GORILLA VS BEAR