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WATCH: New Jakuzi Video
Christian Eede , February 20th, 2019 12:10

Istanbul's Jakuzi return with the first single from their forthcoming second album

Three years on from their debut album, Istanbul's Jakuzi have announced details of their second record, Hati Payı, and shared a video for its lead single 'Şüphe'. You can watch the video above.

Speaking about the video, director Eli Kasavi says: "During a rehearsal of a theatre group, we focus on a couple’s relationship. These two people, who seem to be very flirtatious at the beginning, gradually become distant to each other. We begin to get suspicious whether their change of mood is caused by a third person's presence or that they are actually turning into the characters that they have been rehearsing for."

The new album's title translates from Turkish as "a part of the mistake." The album, a press release, explains explores themes including "what it's like to be a young adult growing up in Istanbul, having success and then having to live up to expectations, being an artist in a country that doesn't necessarily support your work, managing personal relationships and mental health."

Speaking about the lyrics, the band's vocalist Kutay Soyocak says: "I think my own melancholy is coming from where I live. This can be seen in the lyrics. I feel dark, lost and lonely. The country that I'm living in just puts me in these feelings. The economy and politics here feels like life without hope. The future is dark for us in here. Trying to keep our hopes high and continuing what we do. The audience is getting bigger every day and they support us and it is just pure love in our gigs."

Hati Payı will be released on April 5 via City Slang.

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