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‘Infinity’ is the third EP in two years from Naarm/Melbourne artist JunoMamba (real name Vinci Javier), following June’s ‘Freedom’ and 2020’s critically acclaimed ‘Light Echoes’, which gained support from tastemaker DJs including TSHA, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Bob Moses as well as Annie Mac and Sian Eleri at BBC Radio 1.
Following the lead single ‘Blue Light’, released on the 19th of October, the three-track EP ‘Infinity’ is out today on London-based electronic label Anjunadeep and Australian label Soothsayer.
‘Infinity’ is about the infinite gratitude Vinci has for love and for the women in his life that taught him the meaning of love. A love letter to those who made him the person he is today, with each chapter conveying a formative experience.
He details: “I hope this music will encourage people to show love for one another because life is a short journey, and the world can do with some right now. Like with all the music, it’s intended to be contemplative and reflective with the hope of unifying to celebrate life. For the memories we create will live beyond the physical life.”
Opener and first single ‘Blue Light’ is a slow burning, euphoric dance track dedicated to the feelings tied to youth and first times. “first experiences going to underage discos was otherworldly,” Vinci explains. “Being surrounded by friends, strangers, lights and loud music was pure joy. There was a moment when someone who I’d been thinking about for days approached and at that moment, life could not be better. We wanted to capture that youthful and euphoric energy in this song. Sonically We was guided by the beautiful memories of this time. The vocals were written by the friend who was with that night at the underage disco.”
‘Borders’ is an emotional thank you to Vinci’s mother and the sacrifices she endured for him and their family. “Leaving behind in the Philippines for a few years, while she set the foundations for the new life in Australia, was not easy for her and she is still saddened by the memory,” he recalls. “We were blessed to have the Lola (Filipino for ‘grandmother’) take care of during that time. When We was writing this song, We was envisioning taking off from Manila Airport, having the window seat and staring out through the clouds. All the early memories of fog-filled mornings and icy winters in Ballarat are embedded in this track, and I’m forever grateful for mum.”
EP closer ‘Rainbow Infinity’ is a gentle offering that Vinci dedicates to his Lola, who sadly passed away three years ago. The sequel to the already-released tribute to his father (‘Slow Malady’), the track features embedded snippets of audio from her funeral and a sample that references death and grief. “She gave the family the gift of music, so We owe a lot of it to her. I’ll never forget when she visited in Australia in ‘98. She taught how to cook eggs, something We will cherish forever. We remember the night we dropped her off at the airport, We came home, and she’d left presents under the pillow. We cried all night.”
The title ‘Rainbow Infinity’ references her favourite song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, as a way for Vinci to memorialize her memory. “Saying goodbye to her three years ago was difficult but that moment gave strength and We was no longer afraid of death. We wanted this song to be a celebration of her life.”
A journey about love, the ‘Infinity’ is a sophisticated offering from an artist who continues to push their own boundaries.
Release date: 3rd November 2021
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