Cover Art: Emma Larkovuo
Jaakko Aukusti releases one more song, What If All Else Fails?, from his upcoming album Mountain, due to be released on the 20th of January 2017. What If All Else Fails? was also premiered yesterday on Ja Ja Ja Music and RCKSTR Magazine.
What If All Else Fails? is a five minute meditation of being busy all the time, coping with stress and trying to keep track of your deadlines. It’s a hypnotic mantra about pacing forward through the slush and sleet of the Finnish winter months and focusing on just one step at a time. There are glimpses of the sun, but they’re fading away almost as quickly as they came – back into the grey and cloudy skies. It’s a walk up the side of a mountain, endlessly chasing the light that lies ahead and finally – and hopefully – reveals itself.
Picture: Jelena Candolin
Hailing from Turku, Finland, Jaakko Aukusti is a musician-multi-instrumentalist who makes sort-of-pop-ish music coloured with playful arrangements and unconventional song structures. His debut EP, Volcano, was released via VILD Recordings early in 2015. The single Shadow Boxer claimed loads of radio attention in Finland and stirred music enthusiasts also abroad in publications like Indie Shuffle.
20.01.2017 Record release @ Dynamo, Turku / FI
21.01.2017 Record release @ Kuudes Linja, Helsinki / FI
02.02.2017 Live on MARS @ Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki / FI
03.02.2017 Doris, Tampere / FI