Annjie Houston


4657 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

(323) 668 - 9383

JØUR is contrast. head vs heart. light vs dark. clear vs obscure. minimalism vs complexity. analog vs electronic. All of these elements, often pitted against each other, find themselves simultaneously alive and true in a beautiful paradox on JØUR’s debut record Chiaroscuro. In the space between loud and quiet, power and serenity, JØUR dances boldly yet delicately. Her deeply contemplative lyrics are framed in accessible alt-pop sensibilities and beats. Songs which ask the questions of life’s purpose or express doubts about the future are yet winsome and inviting as JØUR’s vocals flit between angelic delicacy and explosive power. Pairing electronic minimalism with elegant musical composition, JØUR achieves what is both timeless and relevant.

JØUR is an active performer in her local Twin Cities music scene, and is the co-founder of the Good Arts Collective, a local collaborative arts organization that seeks to empower artists to transition from hobbyists to professionals. In addition to being a musician, JØUR is a visual artist, using her creativity in graphic design, photography, and painting.

Press Releases

10.05.18//JØUR Debuts Eccentric New Album, Chiaroscuro

JØUR Debuts Eccentric New Album, Chiaroscuro

Alternative-Pop Songstress Releases Electric and Elegant LP

Minneapolis, MN – After releasing her singles “Danger Game,” “American Nightmare” and “Black Hole,” JØUR unveils the otherworldly album that connects the tracks, Chiaroscuro. Unconventional in nature, JØUR brings together elements of light vs dark, analog vs electronic, minimalism vs complexity to form her LP. Chiaroscuro is now available for streaming or download on digital music services worldwide.

JØUR’s album unveils her truth through a mixture of powerful lyrics and demanding instrumentals. Written and produced by JØUR with the help from Matt Patrick, Chiaroscuro contemplates the wrestling between mind and heart and the feelings of coexisting with clarity and confusion. JØUR has that creative ability to write attractive lyrics that are majestically thought provoking. The Line of Best Fit beams, “JØUR knows the recipe for an addictive track.” Her striking music brings about a sense of confidence in finding one’s self and working through tremulous relationships. The title, Chiaroscuro is defined as “the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting” which ties into JØUR’s artistic background and the themes explored in the album; it is a true embodiment of who she is within this world, “I am generally very positive and bright, but I have this shadow side that I can only use music to express.”

JØUR grew up in the Twin Cities and began work as a visual artist through graphic design, photography, and painting. She is a co-founder of the Good Arts Collective, a local collaborative arts organization in Minneapolis, MN that empowers artists to make the transition from hobbyists to professionals. Her music has been featured in The Line of Best Fit, The 405, Girl Talk HQ, and more. EDM Sauce describes her music as “…a sharp electronic- one might even say industrial, edge as well as the angst of heavy alternative-grunge rock… a highly accessible indie-pop feel that I can see all types of listeners appreciating.”

To keep up to date with JØUR, visit her website at JourMusic.xyz. Chiaroscuro is now available on digital music services for streaming or download.