Rising pop powerhouse JUJ releases her reworked single Mood (Feat. Vic Mensa).
Since bursting onto the indie music scene with her debut EP: JUJ, Its Uin May, JUJ has made it her quest to empower listeners and defy critics. Mood (Feat. Vic Mensa) is a song about her journey to the West Coast to follow her dream of music stardom. The track, which was originally released on April 2nd, also highlights the mental strain many people experience while pursuing their dreams.
After accumulating hundreds of thousands of plays across various streaming services, JUJ breathes new life into Mood with Roc Nation recording artist Vic Mensa, who Jay Z describes as a once in a lifetime artist. The track is amplified by Vics passionate lyrics about leaving home young and surviving on the streets of Chicago.
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When asked about the updated track JUJ shared, “Mood (Feat. Vic Mensa) is the story of my move at 17 years old across country to chase a dream. Allowing Vic to share his story about the hardships hes experienced adds a perspective that links our journeys.
She adds, His [Vics] verse reaffirmed that Im not alone in chasing a dream bigger than me.Mood is featured on JUJs EP JUJ, Its Uwhich dropped on May 14th. The EP was introduced to fans with two exclusive listening parties in New York and Los Angeles that included a collaboration with street wear giant Champion.
For Vic Mensa, the theme of the song was parallel to his life experiences. He shares, I immediately connected with Mood when I heard it. When JUJ was speaking about moving to California and the fears or other peoples fears and doubts associated with breaking out of a shell. That’s something I can relate to.
He explains, Most people that I grew up with never leave Chicago. So thats the place I went to when I started writing my verse. Usually I write things in the studio but with this one I was just walking around the house thinking about what it was like when I left home significantly for the first time. Peoples expectations, and limitations, and the boundaries they wanted to put on me… those were the things that I set out to overcome. And those are the things that I was inspired to write about.
JUJs EP JUJ, Its U has surpassed more than 200,000 streams in large part due to the popularity of Mood. The reworked version could take the song to even greater heights. Fans can now stream Mood (Feat. Vic Mensa) across all major streaming services.