Released to critical acclaim, Jaala’s debut album ‘Hard Hold’ is a beautiful whirlwind of rhythm, textures and unyielding storytelling.
Jaala’s lyrics are just as playful as her delivery, full of twists and wonderful imagery. They often deal with the ties that bind humans—love, obsession, violence—and she’s just as interested in stretching the bonds of “language. On “Hard Hold”, she wrings the endless potential of a single syllable. “It’s hard, a heart to a heart/ Too hard to unfold this hold with you,” she sings, as if massaging out her own heartbreak, working agility back into her ticker’s knotted muscle.” – Laura Snapes, Pitchfork
Originally Released in 2015 with Wondercore Island, now available through our webstore.