Mondo.NYC 2021 Showcase Artist
“The story of January Jane is so absurd -- but then, everything about being in the music business is absurd,” says January Jane guitarist Mitch C. Mitchell with a laugh. He’s correct: January Jane has taken an unusual path so far, but this strategy seems to have worked, because BMG is set to release the band’s much-anticipated EP, Your Drug, this summer. Every track is ridiculously catchy, overflowing with melodies that are at once smooth yet highly textured, seamlessly blended with unapologetically emotional lyrics. It’s an exhilarating moment for the band as they take a brief pause for reflection as they prepare for the whirlwind ahead. As lead vocalist and lyricist Pat Via says, “We feel like we’re at this jumping off point right now. We’re ready; we hope that we’ll soon be overwhelmed!” he says with a laugh.
From the cover of Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” which updates the ‘80s hit by adding a modern cinematic swirl, to the epic soar of the title track “Your Drug” with pulsating keyboards leading you right into an escalating chorus reaching anthemic heights, the EP carries a sneaky familiarity that is immediate and enduring. The lead single “Versions of You,” with its fluid melodies and hooks sinks deep, cementing their indelible and transcendent mark on the contemporary pop rock genre.