Canadian duo Junior Boys are known primarily for their punchy, R&B-heavy dance tunes. But their sixth album »Waiting Game« – released in 2022 via Berlin label City Slang, six years after their previous LP »Big Black Coat« – sounds completely different. On it, the two producers Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus aka the Junior Boys show themselves in a tender and contemplative mood. This is perhaps also due to the contributing guests: Caribou collaborator Colin Fisher plays saxophone throughout, and Bonjay frontwoman Alanna Stuart sings a duet with vocalist Greenspan. The result is, in times of noise, a very quiet album, reflecting an underlying peaceful beauty of the world – provided that you’re prepared to really listen. But of course that’s not to say that you can’t dance to it as well.