LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2021) After a long hiatus and a welcoming return with shows in Echo Park Rising, Zombiefest, and more, Jane Astronaut arrives once more with “Nostalgia”.
"Nostalgia" is a portal to a wandering mind, letting listeners join JA's journey of introspection. It's the pure vulnerability expressed by JA that allows listeners to relate. Showcasing the potential sentiment that every moment may hold, the magic of tender music is that it allows us to enter imaginatively into someone else's life. When we do that, we learn to sympathize with other people. But the biggest gift, from albums like Nostalgia, is that we also learn truths about ourselves and our own lives- that somehow we hadn't been able to see before. As mentioned by JA:
“Nostalgia” is all about loss, pain, the passage of time, and the feelings that accompany those moments. The album is hugely inspired by a sharp exploration in the struggle of letting go of relationships, philosophies and memories - A pained ode to change.
The sounds on “Nostalgia” range from synth-symphony to grunge-opera, with some breezy LA-chill, to round it out. The exploration and melding of genres provides insight on the ever changing influences found in JA's life. Accompanying the textural soundscape, heavy dynamics and breakdowns emphasizes the stark yet beautiful ride that our mind can manifest. Different emotions are expressed in every song as well. In the midst of one of the most traumatic and surreal years, the emotional ride provides a safe space for the mind to freely come and go. There's something about the past that kindles our underlying love for simpler times.
JA is the project of Inglewood born and raised, Latin-American songwriter, Billy Azurdia. JA's sound is all at once fresh, whimsical, and nostalgic, with influences from the likes of Elliott Smith, The Beach Boys, and Blonde Redhead.