In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist JUGGER and his brand new single titled “Ventriloquist”.
Toronto’s rising rapper JUGGER today announced his anticipated debut album PUPPET MASTER is coming to Red Bull Records/Wonderchild on October 27. Pulling back the curtain on the project, he revealed the official album trailer featuring the new track, “Ventriloquist.” The video sees JUGGER confined in a spacecraft lab where he’s being observed and tested like an extraterrestrial specimen. Grammy-nominated producer and Wonderchild label boss WondaGurl makes a special appearance as a scientist administering a mysterious liquid-filled syringe. Visually reminiscent of Michael & Janet Jackson’s “Scream” music video meets ‘The Fifth Element,’ JUGGER’s signature brand of futuristic horror primes the album for its Halloween-weekend release.
On the origins of the new single, JUGGER shares, “‘Ventriloquist’ is a personal look inside what my journey has been like throughout this project. The opening line, ‘PUPPET MASTER, cut the strings,’ depicts the separation from the powers that be. The harmonious intro drifts in like a calm before the storm, anticipating the rebel boy’s return. This is the beginning of a new era, we are in control now!”
Having co-produced the track, WondaGurl adds, “As we unveil ‘Ventriloquist,’ a sneak peek into JUGGER’s upcoming album, I couldn’t be more proud. This song is just the beginning of the captivating musical journey we’re about to embark on.”
Spanning 13 tracks from the underbelly of JUGGER’s deviant universe, PUPPET MASTER feels like a cinematic experience made for the screen. From front to back, it’s a testament to his artistic evolution as he weaves a cohesive story across radical rap and haunting instrumentals. Earning praise from Complex, The FADER, Wonderland Magazine, and CBC Music, JUGGER has brought the record title to life, captivating the masses like puppets on strings. Stay tuned for the official release and more surprises to come next month.
Listen to “Ventriloquist” and check out the album trailer below: