Jai Wolf (Photo by Jasmine Safaeian)
Jai Wolf released his debut EP, Kindred Spirits, on Nov. 18 via Mom+Pop. It includes previously released singles “Indian Summer,” “Drive (feat. Chain Gang of 1974),” and “Like It’s Over (feat. MNDR).” Billboard calls the result “grand and glowing.”
In support of the new release, Jai Wolf is touring with a stop at the 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 8.
His EP presents an agreeable blend of electronic, hip hop, and 80s-style pop. Listen to Kindred Spirits by Jai Wolf via Soundcloud:
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“The idea of Kindred Spirits came to me about a year ago. I have a really good relationship with my fans on Twitter, and I noticed that two of them had befriended each other because they wore the same piece of Jai Wolf merch to one of my shows. This sort of chance meeting really fascinated me — how two people were brought together because of music. My EP is a tribute to that concept. Each song represents a different type of connection: connections between people, places, and memories,” said Jai Wolf in a press release.
Jai Wolf explained that his stage recreates the Kindred Spirits album cover, where two characters are exposed inside of an orb. He promises his audience “a visual journey that accompanies not just my EP but my remixes and personal edits,” adding that it is “dreamlike,” “grand,” and “surreal.”
Tickets are available online.
w/ Jerry Folk, Chet Porter
Thursday, Dec. 8