Kill J – “Phoenix”

If there are two things that are popular in indie music right now, those two things are mystery and Scandinavian pop. Danish artist Kill J has both.

There is no background or story to share, just a few shadowy pictures and one song uploaded to Soundcloud. The thing is, that one song is very impressive—it combines the smooth, minimal backdrop of the more modern hip-hop and R&B-influenced sounds of today, but the quivering voice and experimental nature is more of what we’ve come to expect from the pop music out of Scandinavia. Combined, these things make “Phoenix” an excellent introduction to a new artist who we’ll hopefully learn more about soon. For now, enjoy “Phoenix.”

(Ja Ja Ja)