Text: Ian David Monroe
Today, Terror Jr release their third track, "Trippin," premiering exclusively on V. Like all of Terror Jr.'s tracks, "Trippin" is a saccharine dose of pop, with processed vocals that somehow come off as authentic. By turning drinking and drug euphemisms into love stories (or maybe the other way around), Terror Jr. effortlessly tap into a youth culture that their mainstream contemporaries only hope to be a part of—barring, perhaps, The Weeknd ("I Can't Feel My Face," anyone?). No one is saying Selena Gomez doesn't enjoy a cocktail, but what exactly is a "metaphorical gin and juice"? Perhaps the group comes off so believably because the identity of its vocalist is still a secret.
It’s been 2 months since the group became the biggest mystery of the music industry, and we still know very very little about them. Prior to the release of Kylie Jenner’s Glosses video, in which their song “3 Strikes” is the soundtrack, they didn’t even exist. As in, not a single track anywhere. With the lack of information, writers and Kylie fans alike (us included) began to speculate that the girl singing on the track was the lip kit mogul herself. It makes sense: what new act could score a placement of that level?
Following the Jenner release, Fader reported that Terror Jr is a brainchild (of sorts) of Felix Snow and David aka Campa, and fronted by “Lisa,” who has a single silhouetted image on her Instagram (@lisaterror). Could Lisa still be Kylie? Maybe, but at this point it seems unlikely. That’s ok, though—the unknown only lends itself further to the mystery; people want what they can’t have.
What is certain is that Terror Jr. is a force of fierce pop. Their debut offering might be called “3 Strikes,” but so far they have none.