Angelo, named after Murphy’s 1981 Toyota Celica, is a record Brijean have crafted through a period of profound change, loss, and relocation. Across nine tracks, the California pair explore new moods and styles, “reaching for effervescent dance tempos, technicolor backdrops, and vibrant hues” in contrast to the more somber human experience of Feelings, their full-length Ghostly International debut in 2021.
Following the sudden passing of Murphy’s father and both of Stuart’s parents, the duo left the Bay Area to be near family, resetting in four cities in under two years. Their to-go rig became their traveling studio and these tracks, along with Angelo, became their few constants.
Whereas Feelings formed over collaborative jams with friends, Angelo’s sessions presented Murphy and Stuart a chance to record at their most intimate, “to get us out of our grief and into our bodies,” says Murphy.
Alongside the announcement, the paid have shared “Shy Guy,” which you can stream below.
In support of Angelo, Brijean will play their first headline shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn. Check out the dates here.
01. Which Way To The Club?
02. Take A Trip
03. Shy Guy
05. Ooo La La
07. Where Do We Go?
08. Caldwell’s Way
Angelo EP is scheduled for August 5 release. Meanwhile, you can stream “Shy Guy” in full below and pre-order here.