After working on tracks for upwards of three years, Jauz has finally released his debut artist album ‘The Wise and The Wicked’. Featuring collaborations ranging from Snails to Kiara, the 23-track endeavour is set to make its mark as one of electronic music’s most diverse albums.
From a heavy dubstep track alongside bass maestro Snails, to a metal-infused collaboration with Canadian duo Adventure Club and We Came As Romans’ late Kyle Pavone, to a gritty work with sister duo Krewella, The Wise and The Wicked moves freely through genres without losing continuity in concept and music. Split up into chapters which are dictated by production style, The Wise and The Wicked tells a story of a dystopia that resulted from increasing threats to society in the current day and age.
Explaining his influence behind his new album, Jauz describes the two conflicting ideas in his mind.
“When I’m writing music, half of my brain wants to write fun, crazy bangers for parties, clubs, fests, etc. This is represented by “The Wicked” The other half of the time I want to write emotional, intelligent, experimental music that feeds the “inner artist” in myself, which is represented by “The Wise.” The middle ground, which is where I strive to really be, is a blend of the melodic, emotional parts of my music paired with high energy drops and climaxes. This is represented by “The United.”
To fully understand the storyline, fans must listen to the tracks in order. Be sure to stream ‘The Wise and The Wicked’ below!