Los Angeles-based rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA announces the release of EP2.! The album’s “FIX URSELF”! the EP’s lead-track, is out now on all platforms via EQT Recordings/Polydor Records, and also accompanied by a video directed by Anthony Sylvester.
JPEGMAFIA is best known for his overdriven and confrontational delivery, but this time out he dials it back and lets the words themselves do the heavy lifting. On records like ‘FIX URSELF!’ and ‘FEED HER!’, Peggy doesn’t attack so much as burrow into the music, a kaleidoscope of strings and synthesizers and unidentifiable noises. He’s singing just barely over whisper volume, forcing you to lean in as he turns the personal into political and vice versa – from bouts of jealousy to the alt-right movement, from self-doubt to the surveillance state.
As always, Peggy wrote, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered every record on EP2!. He spoke about his creative process late last year with Zane Lowe during an in-depth artist interview on Apple Music 1 radio, and has been self-documenting conversations with other artists like Kenny Beats, Lykki Li, Omar Apollo, and Orville Peck in How To Build A Relationship, his video diary series as part of Youtube’s Foundry program.
EQT Recordings/Polydor Records
2. LAST DANCE!
3. FIX URSELF!
5. THIS ONES FOR US!
6. PANIC ROOM!
7. FEED HER!