Jungle’s Loving In Stereo is likely to become the soundtrack to a summer
quite unlike any other. The duo spent the past year locked in a studio and have
emerged, delivering a huge dancefloor record for the post-social distancing age,
with a life-affirming, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music
joyful. It is the first time Jungle have worked with other vocalists,
Tamil-Swiss Priya Ragu and US rapper Bas both feature on the new record.
Recorded at The Church, in London, new single ‘Keep Moving’ is a song about accepting who you are, about moving forward positively through the world whatever is thrown at you. The track originally had many versions recorded and some of the interpretations of the sonic can be heard at the end when the track flips to a western inspired ‘Morricone’ theme of the hook.
Jungle are world builders, two creative directors at the helm of an art project. Choreography lies at the heart of Jungle’s universe and this can be seen in every video they have ever made. This album takes this up a level, with the wider Jungle collective of dancers an integral aspect of how the music is experienced visually. With every video directed by Josh Lloyd Watson and long-time collaborator Charlie Di Placido, ‘Keep Moving’, will undoubtedly excite fans. Shot in one take, the video is part Birdman part West Side Story, featuring two gangs of dancers, male vs female. It opens with dancer Che Jones (who starred in the Smile video from Jungle’s last album) in his bedroom and leads into an outdoor scene where we find Mette Linturi (who starred in the Casio video from the previous album). The rest is a beautiful unravelling which is so compelling to watch it leaves the viewer with a feeling of awe and intrigue.