No Joy announces new EP & shares video for “Kidder (From Heaven)”

No Joy, the Montreal-based project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has announced the release of a new EP, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, which features orchestral re-imaginings of songs from her 2020 LP Motherhood. The new EP is due out on May 19th via Joyful Noise.

White-Gluz has also shared the EP’s first single, “Kidder (From Heaven),” via a colorful and playful video directed by a 7-year-old named Sloan. White-Gluz says about the song and the video: “For me, ‘Kidder’ evokes duality; youth and aging, happy and sad, bright and dark. I’ve sat with this song for such a long time that for this video I wanted to give full creative control over to someone else to see what imagery the music evoked for them. I couldn’t think of anyone better suited than Sloan—her mind works in wondrous ways and it was an honor to soundtrack her vision.” The director of the video, Sloan, adds: “I wanted to imitate the sparkliness of a dream.

Listen to “Kidder (From Heaven)” and watch the video for it below:

White-Gluz comments about the new EP: “Songs take on a new life when I’m on tour. These songs didn’t get that chance. I still had more to say with them. I probably never would’ve been like ‘let’s get a bunch of classically trained players together,’ if it wasn’t for COVID-19 [canceling tours. This EP] was an opportunity to do something that wasn’t obvious. It’s a bedroom recording, but it doesn’t sound like we recorded this in our bedrooms. I wanted to do something that sounded bigger than Motherhood did, and Motherhood was recorded before COVID.”

Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven EP artwork & tracklist:

1. Kidder – From Heaven
2 .Fish – From Heaven
3. Four – From Heaven
4. Teenager – From Heaven (Deftones cover)
5. Dream Rats – From Heaven

Photo credit: Jodi Heartz
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