Describing themselves as “blunt, unambiguous, explicit and ambitious”, enigmatic experimental pop project JPTR, unveil the bizarre and stunning video for ‘Master Babe’, a shiningly intriguing future pop track, highlighting self-love from a female perspective…
Can you describe JPTS in 5 words?
‘Master Babe’ is about female masturbation…Please tell us more and explain what’s the idea behind the track and the sleek video?
Master Babe is about being in control while simultaneously being subject to it. The act of taking control of one’s own body and mind becomes a form of self-empowerment. Fundamentally the track is about loving and being in touch with oneself – fully and unashamedly. While it highlights a female perspective, this message really applies to everyone. In the video we wanted to contrast the intimacy of being absorbed with oneself with the vastness of the sensation and visualise the split of body and mind.
What were your influences whilst writing it?
We were influenced by masturbation, both physical and metaphysical. You should try it, it’s a great source of inspiration. Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
It all starts with gazing into the depths of space and reflection upon the human condition in a cosmic context. We look out into the world as opposed to into ourselves – JPTR is the antithesis of introspection. As JPTR, we are interested in all aspects of human nature, we observe and mirror with a mission to make people more self aware. Musically it all starts with a pulse, a rhythm. The way we approach making music is in a sense primal, being restricted to drums and vocals. This restriction however gives our songs an immediacy and visceral quality which opposes our cerebral themes.
Who/what has helped you the most get to where you are today?
JPTR is an entity powered by collaboration, fearlessness, and creativity. This essence keeps JPTR going and helped bring it where it is today.
Are you planning any live shows and what will they be like?
We are in the midst of conceptualising our live shows. The only thing we can say as of now is that all anyone will need at our shows is an open mind.
What kind of music do you listen to?
Most recently I’ve been listening to the sound of two supermassive black holes collide 1.3 billion years ago…
What’s coming next for you?
JPTR will continue to release a new track on every full moon for the rest of the year.