First Ja Ja Ja of the season kicks off at The Lexington Thursday 27th September
After 9 years Ja Ja Ja has proven itself as the primary spot to discover the latest and best music from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This September is leading up to be another great night of music when Hanne Mjøen (NOR), Christopher (DEN) and Hugar (ICE) are playing The Lexington on September 27th.
Hanne Mjøen is an emerging Norwegian pop artist. Based in Oslo, Hanne announced herself in her home territory in 2017 with three singles being playlisted on Norway’s national radio broadcaster, NRK P3. Having supported Astrid S on the Norwegian leg of her world tour, there is no doubt Hanne has been earmarked as a future queen of Scandinavian pop music, a sentiment echoed by tastemaker blog The FADER, who listed Hanne as one of the “Scandinavian artists to listen to in 2018”.
Danish pop artist Christopher is in constant working mode and movement. Whether he is humming new melodies, writing lyrics or experimenting with new arcades on the piano – music is an extension of himself. Now, he is ready with the follow-up single to his latest hit ‘Bad’ – a track which marked as first release in a new release flow. His 2nd single ‘Monogamy’ was released on June 29th. An uptempo, uplifting summer track with a groovy funk-bass line. A sophisticated and danceable pop-smash, that lyrically celebrates the all-mighty love and pays tribute to ”the only one”. A song that – like Christopher himself – has been in constant development and represents a new level in the musical journey, showcasing a new mature sound for the established artist.
Hugar is an Icelandic duo Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson. Friends from the sleepy township of Seltjarnarnes, a few miles north-west of Reykjavík. From an early age, the pair shared a love of music, which grew into many years of mastering instruments and experimenting with sound. Along the way Bergur and Pétur started recording some demos, the demos grew in number and suddenly amassed into an album’s worth. Friends lent their studios’ recording equipment, musical instruments and ears. The resulting eponymous debut was a gorgeous ambient, multi-layered instrumental record, interweaving Þórisson’s forlorn brass with Jónsson’s ethereal guitars, with scatterings of gentle piano and an elegant string quartet.