View, AKA 25 year old Juuso Ruohonen, proffers a confessional, confident debut album, ‘Leave A Comment’, out today via VILD Recordings.
Following the release of the hard-hitting, ‘Trippin’ Sober’, and softer, more intimate gems ‘Deeper (Bitch Leave a Comment)’ and ‘Say It Again’ which are centered around laid-back vocals by Ronya and Kasmir, View’s debut LP demonstrates the multi-talented artist’s ability to switch up his sound to capture a spectrum of genre and mood. Grime, hip-hop, ballads, dub step; it’s all present and crafted so exquisitely that it triumphs at every hurdle.
In conjunction with the release of ‘Leave A Comment’, a 3-part music video will be released promoting album highlights ‘Do It Again’, ‘Burn Slow’ and ‘Bad Habits’.
View will embark on a 10-date tour across Germany, Australia and Switzerland in February, beginning at One of a Million Festival in Baden, completing dates at Milla in Munich and YUCA in Cologne, before finalizing the tour in Vienna.
With a powerful debut effort under his belt, 2018 looks set to be the year for the breakout Finnish rapper.
Mayhem is the newest collaboration from Noah Kin, Viewand producer Joonas Laaksoharju. The track is featured in Flowers of Evil – a new Finnish film directed by Antti J. Jokinen. Mayhem is due to be released on September 30th via VILD Recordings.
Mayhem describes the whole film perfectly with its oppressive and suffocating feeling. Noah Kin and View both had the same thoughts and feelings about the subject of the film and song, both of them are dealing with the issues they have faced in their youth from violence to anxiety. “The subject matter of the film spoke to me and deals with issues that I have been concerned with for as long as I remember. After you remove the possibility to learn, create and live from talented and creative young people, what is left behind? The survival instinct,” Noah Kin explains. “Everyone has their own skeletons in their closets and to me, Mayhem is one of them,” View adds.
The new track is the second collaboration from Noah Kin and View. Spill has already gathered a great amount of streams. In both Mayhem and Spill, you can hear the attitude that neither one of the artists lack of.
Check out the new song from below
View’s upcoming shows
06.10.16 Lost in Music, Tampere / FI
08.10.16 Lost in Music, Tampere / FI
15.10.16 Lekker, Tallinna / EE
22.10.16 Bar Finnegans, Tuusula / FI
04.11.16 Yo-Talo, Tampere / FI
01.12.16 Henry’s Pub, Helsinki / FI
Following the success of his debut EP ‘Avalon’, whose LCMDF-team up track ‘Lace’ received international exposure thanks to features on The 405 and The Line Of Best Fit, Helsinki based View – real name Juuso Ruohonen – has already made a name for himself in his homeland with his own brand of introspective lyrics and dark hypnotic beats created by his producer Joonas Laaksoharju. Favouring minimalism and low-toned sounds, View focuses on personal issues such as depression and identity, giving his music a rare and poignant honesty.
‘Coldest Season’ is the first single to be taken from View’s upcoming album: “it’s a song about the changes that I’ve been through in the past year” he explains, exploring how his life has changed since the release of his first EP ‘Avalon’ and how he is discovering his musical identity, free from external pressures. As he reveals, “the core of the song is about me doing what I want, not what I’m expected to do”.
Watch the video below:
5.3.2016 – Tampere / 03FEST
17.-18.6.2016 Helsinki / Sideways
1.-2.7.2016 – Seinäjoki / Provinssi
1.-2.7.2016 Tampere / Freedom Festival
7.-9.7.2016 Turku / Ruisrock
15.-17.7.2016 Joensuu / Ilosaarirock
12.-14.8.2016 – Helsinki / Flow Festival
Cargo Records Germany is one of the largest independent labels in Germany and will be releasing View also in Switzerland, Austria and BeNeLux. Cargo’s roster includes such artists as Astronautalis (USA) and Atlas Losing Grip (SWE). View’s first release on Cargo will be the upcoming single Coldest Season, on Feb 26th.
View has also signed a booking deal with Listen Agency. From today GSA & BeNeLux bookings can be made viaKai Lehmann. Kai’s roster consists of artists like Astronautalis (USA), listener (USA) and Sarah Jaffe (USA).
Year 2016 is already in full speed and a lot has happened. We are pleased to announce the first releases for this year. On February 26th View will be releasing a new single titled Coldest Season, which is taken from his upcoming debut album. Around the single release day View will also be throwing his first gig abroad at Ja Ja Ja London. Jaakko Aukusti has also been busy with his new material and a new single titled Himalaya will see the daylight On March 4th. Himalaya is produced by Artturi Taira, the former Rubik frontman, multi-instrumentalist and producer, who will also produce Jaakko Aukusti’s debut album.
Later this spring Phantom will release their long-awaited debut album titled 2012. The Helsinki based brooding electronic duo released their last single, Over, last December. Over will also appear on the upcoming LP. Also Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? – who were just booked to The Great Escape Festival (UK) – are releasing a new single! Other releases include a 7″ single from Sofa Pets and a new single from Van Dammes.
We are also happy to announce that White Balance will be joining VILD Recordings. White Balance is a Helsinki based duo comprising of vocalist Maaria Nuoranne and producer Ilari Heinilä. Their music takes you to a world where danceable, pulsating beats meet comforting vocals and dreamy melodies. Combining elements all the way from chill-wave to electropop, White Balance has a crispy sound of its own and belongs to Scandinavian newcomers worth keeping an eye on. They’ve already been noticed abroad by the likes of HillyDilly and Nordic By Nature, who praised them for their unique vocals and chilly beats. Their new single, Hunter, will be released on VILD Recordings on March 11th.
In May Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? will play at the legendary The Great Escape Festival held annually in Brighton. The Great Escape is one of the biggest showcase festivals that presents emerging artists from all over the world.
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VILD management is proud to announce that View‘s upcoming single, Lace ft. LCMDF, is premiered today by The Line of Best Fit. Lace is taken from the upcoming debut EP Avalon. “Born Juuso Ruohonen, 23-year-old View looks set to be the next breakout success from Finland”. Check out the new single and read the full article here.
View will be releasing Avalon independently on October 2nd, 2015.