JJ, “All White Everything”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 06.02.14 in Listen to This

It’s been four years since the last outing by Swedish duo JJ, but from the title of the first single from the forthcoming V — a simultaneous reference to “Run This Town” and a Young Jeezy song of the same name — it’s clear the duo’s affection for hip-hop and R&B remains intact. Ironically, the song itself is the duo’s least rhythmic offering to date. Moving from a gentle, piano-based opening to a slowly surging, synth-laden chorus, it’s one of the most swell-chested and soaring numbers in the group’s catalog.