The indie-pop duo JR JR has just released a new fiery upbeat dance song titled, “Control (Secretly Sorry)”. The band is headed by Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, and formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr, the band re-branded in late 2015 and have been dominating since.
Of the track, Epstein says: “Control was written on November 10th, two days after the election, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. I woke up late and was driving in our van, which has no radio anymore. Suddenly, the melody and the lyric was in my head: ‘careful of who you let control the people that you know, oh, oh, oh.’ I raced upstairs to sing it for the guys, and found that they were starting to write a song around a riff that Bryan Pope was playing on guitar.
“Somehow, the song they were playing was the exact same tempo and key as the lyrics and melody that I was singing. It’s like we were all writing the song serendipitously in separate locations at the same time. It came fast, and to this day feels like a song that we didn’t write, it wrote itself through us.”
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