Consisting of Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy, the name change was announced in August following the release of the duo’s single, “You Don’t Have to Be Alone” and with the tour announcement, a new single titled “In the Flames”.
On “In the Flames”, an obscured vocal sample builds over an airy synth. The fog on the vocals finally settles during the piano chorus breakdown giving way to the singer’s plea, “will you be there when I need you?”
“You Don’t Have to Be Alone” features a piano riff polyrhythmically layered atop the drumbeat as the lyrics repeat, “you don’t have to be alone” until around the three-minute mark when the singer elaborates, simply adding, “again.” On the surface, what sounds casually forlorn is actually a deceleration of affirmation.
While Jerome LOL’s ascension as a solo performer is well-noted, he was actually one-half of DJ Dodger Stadium with Samo before all the world tours and coveted remix collections. Now people, in a few cities at least, will get to see them together.
DJDS’ tour kicks off in Chicago on November 5. You can stream “In The Flames” and “You Don’t Have To Be Alone” below, and scroll on a for a full list of dates.
DJDS tour dates
05 Chicago, IL at The Mid
06 Toronto, ON at The Garrison
07 Montreal, QC at Le Belmont
10 Vancouver, BC at Fortune Sound Club
14 Los Angeles, CA at Echoplex
10 Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg
11 Philadelphia, PA at The Dolphin Tavern