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Los Angeles’ Jutes spills his guts and opens his heart on his hard-hitting sophomore EP, A Really Bad Dream, out today on Capitol Records. Listen BELOW. The seven-song set sees the chameleonic artist tackling tough love, sweet romance, and a ’90s classic with his singular blend of booming trap-pop and aching pop-punk.

The EP kicks off with “Bad Dream,” a woozy banger that imagines unrequited love as the worst type of nightmare. Jutes is candid and confident, spitting over the steely production of longtime collaborator Tarro (whose recent credits include the Tinashe and 6LACK “Touch & Go” remix). This lovelorn theme continues with the casually devastating “Movie,” where a slick, buoyant guitar line underpins barbs like, “I’m so over you because you’re so basic.”

Soon enough though, Jutes lets that tough shell crack. He brings back Tarro for “Backseat (Kiss Me),” which spins Sixpence None the Richer’s iconic alternative hit “Kiss Me” into an apocalyptic love story. “We might never get the chance to live again, looks like the world is ending, so kiss me,” he sings through pummeling bass. “Say It First” is another dizzying tearjerker, soaked in throbbing electronics, while the anthemic closer “When You’re Around” manages to turn a cheeky nod to Sugar Ray into an intimate pop moment. Jutes makes it clear throughout the EP that he’s a hopeless romantic trying to find his way through the world.

Now settled in Los Angeles, the small-town Canadian has been building up a steady following since his 2016 independent breakout “Cocaine Cinderella.” In the process, he’s earned love from outlets like AltPress, Apple Music’s Beats1, and Flaunt, and a number of high-profile spots on Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday playlist. Jutes released his debut EP, Overrated, in March and he’s since surpassed over 20 million streams worldwide. Electric and emotional, A Really Bad Dream is another exciting milestone in an eventful year.


About Jutes:
Jutes molds alternative, pop-punk, and hip-hop into anthems bold enough to soundtrack memories you hold on to forever. Often hypnotic, regularly hard-hitting, and always heartfelt, his music has already gathered 20 million-plus global streams and garnered praise and support from Alternative Press, Elevator Magazine, OnesToWatch, Earmilk, and Apple Music’s Beats 1, to name a few. He’s certainly come a long way from the 100-acre farm in Kars, Ontario he calls home. In 2015, he introduced himself through packed underground shows and a lo-fi, yet lush hybrid style. Putting numbers on the board, Jutes made waves with the independent breakout “Cocaine Cinderella,” amassing nearly 5 million streams. After bangers such as “Devil” and “Too Easy,” he signed to Capitol Records and unveiled the debut Overrated EP in 2020. Flaunt Magazine dubbed the EP “a genre blending experience.” Once again, he levels up on the seven-track A Really Bad Dream EP preceded by the singles “Backseat (Kiss Me)” and “Say It First.” With more music and surprises on the horizon, Jutes turns his diary into your soundtrack.

October 22, 2020 10:36am ET by Capitol Music Group  

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