Melbourne’s Mojo Juju has released a taste of her upcoming LP with ‘Native Tongue’, a raw and honest track with vocal work from Pasefika Vitoria Choir.
The mesmerising track is led by a beat courtesy of Joelistics while Mojo Juju sings about the institutionalised prejudices she has had to face as a mixed race, queer woman, growing up in a country with no place for her.
The upcoming LP, of the same name, will be released August 24 on ABC Music / Universal
“I think it’s a song for anyone who has ever felt like they are stuck between two worlds, struggling to find a place in either. Of course, I wrote this song about my own experience, but I also wrote it hoping that it might reach other mixed race and/or Indigenous people who have longed for deeper connection to their culture. My Dad speaks Tagalog, Ilonggo, Spanish and English, but growing up we only ever spoke English in our home. I would hear him talking to his family on the phone, a mash up of all these languages and I thought it sounded really cool, but it never dawned on me until I was older, exactly how much I was missing out on.” — Mojo Juju
Stream/Buy: ABC Music / Universal