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2017

Happy New Year! The world seems to be in pain and agony right now. And there's nothing I can do. At least not by myself. I feel so extremely small. So shallow. I seem so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet my eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about me immediately upon meeting me, but everything you think you know is wrong.  Passion flows through me like a river of blood. I only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell.  All your tomorrows start here. I implore you to join me for this new ride. # The second single taken from FROM THE HERMIT'S BEDROOM is called TRULY LOVE THE HUNT and will be released worldwide on January 19. TRULY LOVE THE HUNT was written as a silent reply by NOT the victims of bullying, but more so the person who is the bully. Not to investigate the how's and why's, but the side of action/reaction to which a lot of the persons who are bullies turn to. Important inspiration to crawl into the…

Remember...

# "It was an opium, absinthe and no-sleep experience to record this one," #JK said about recording SURRENDER THE PINK, the most commercial and accessible sounding record by avant-punk band !JP. "We were, in a way, constantly touring, recording and promoting our music between 2001 and 2003. We played a lot of festivals, venues, club nights. We won awards. We were truly out there. And at some point, Van Weely and I needed some time for ourselves. And during that time, the only thing we did was go skinny dipping in Sweden, ride horses in Scotland and record a bunch of new songs. Except for the orchestral parts, we played every instrument ourselves. This was a love-collaboration, in a sick and twisted way. I mean, we locked ourselves away from the world for a couple of months. We shared a home, shared a bicycle, a toilet, shower, you name it. So it's kind of obvious that people hear a lot of love when they play it. Sick, twisted, BDSM, bound, leathery love. But that…

First single!

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The first single from the upcoming album FROM THE HERMIT'S BEDROOMTHE CAUSE OF ALL MY SCARS is out now!
Koning has indicated that THE CAUSE OF ALL MY SCARStook direct inspiration from Alice Walker’s gut-wrenching Possessing The Secret Of Joy — a novel whose narrative revolves around the horrifically real practice of female genital mutilation. Never one to shy away from the topical, Koning succeeds again on what’s likely his most recognizable song by allowing the gravity of the music to carry the enormous weight of the topics discussed in the lyrics.


Thematically, the lyrics of THE CAUSE OF ALL MY SCARS are an extended metaphor that’s deliberately vague in its references to sexual oppression, female adolescence, and the perils invariably tied to denying the cruel realities that exist in both contexts. The song lyrically begs for a sort of reckoning, both for its speaker and for the listener with whom it connects. The satisfaction of closure never comes, though, and it’s precisel…