I should have written about Jukka Ässä’s longwaited debut album Mitäs tässä weeks ago. It came out on GAEA in october and it’s one of those albums that are the perfect antidote against all the stressful things your mind can come up with. As you might very well know, I’m good at that sort of things. Creating a gigantic problem out of some minor thing that shouldn’t have any kind relevance to one’s happiness. To fight that sillyness in me, I need songs and albums like Mitäs tässä that take me away from my stressful everyday life into my beautiful everyday life. That’s the trick. I don’t need a fantasy world. Capturing the beauty of the moments I experience all the time is far more comforting.
The highlight of the album is a song called Juhannus and there’s also a beautiful music video for it. Juhannus is almost too perfect, because the rest of the album have a bit of trouble matching the brilliance of that song. Ole juuri niin kuin oot and Hyvä elämä become rather close and those three form the key trio for me. I do like the whole album, but there’s something magical in those three songs. This one below is the music video for Juhannus.