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Listen to Jasper Sommer’s mesmerizing new EP, ‘Memento’

The ever-experimental Jasper Sommer released a simmering new EP, Memento, on the 26th of January 2024 via EFG Records Oy. The 7-track project follows the 2023 release of his latest single of the same name and two preceding singles from the EP, ‘We Could Rule The World’ and ‘Do You Love Me Now?’. The English musician, record producer, and singer-songwriter has already received mainstream publication support from CLASH Magazine, COMPLEX UK and Earmilk, drawing comparisons to the likes of Four Tet and James Blake. In addition, We Could Rule The World has received support from notable tastemaker NOTION Magazine and Numéro Magazine, while ‘Memento’ has received radio play from NPR.

Memento embarks on a genre-defying auditory expedition through Jasper’s contemplative and glitch-infused dreamscapes. The EP kicks off with ‘We Could Rule The World,’ establishing an experimental atmosphere filled with trippy ambient passages, mesmerizing breakdowns, and concluding with a delicate piano outro. The focus track, ‘Haunter,’ combines ominous synths and pads with a gritty trap beat. The eponymous track, ‘Memento,’ (arguably the catchiest) boasts an infectious hook while preserving Jasper’s distinctive moody undertones. Jasper’s velvety, unhurried vocals delve into themes of alienation, destiny, attachment, loneliness, and happiness. Memento serves as a triumphant testament to both his adept production skills and heartfelt songwriting.

Jasper revealed: “Written, produced, mixed & mastered by myself, the mood of the EP is generally centered around my own struggles of depression and feelings of inadequacy, exploring moods from melancholy and struggle with moments of clarity, epiphanies and triumph. Some songs I started back in 2017, such as the opening and final songs. I never felt comfortable completing them until this year.”

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