Following from his last gloomy single, NY-based Jhariah brings us the distorting, vivacious, spaced out “Needed A Change of Pace” that’s nothing short of a trip down a rabbit hole of absurdity.
Jhariah is the jack of all trades, and this release is as surprisingly different as the last. “Needed A Change of Pace” is what happens when PC music meets Billie Eilish pop, put into a monster energy can and shaken around.
“Sonically, there’s a bit of inspiration from everywhere. I always love drawing from the very current music I’m listening to. There are definitely periods where I listen to nothing but songs I heard on Tik Tok. At the same time there’s stuff that’s always affecting my music, like MCR’s huge production and instrumentation or the bass boosted Reggaeton I hear blasting from cars in the Bronx.”
Lyrically, this song is all about starting from scratch, starting again – something I know we all wish we could do with 2020. “It’s about faking your death,” Jhariah explains. “Starting over, and not really feeling bad about it at all. I thought it would be fun to take this dark idea, and frame it in a way that you might not expect.”
The music video for “Needed A Change of Pace” is other worldly. Glitchcore’s aesthetics have absolutely taken the reign here, things start off as normal until slowly the distortion trails in. High points include the straight up 8-bit animations and Warhol pop art references.
Check it out below: