Slow J's second album is an extremely intimate and autobiographical musical narrative that exposes the labyrinthine inner journey of a human being who simply seeks to be happy and himself. Inspired by J's real life experiences, this work is designed to transform negative energy brought on by fame and guilt into private success and acceptance - a search for self-forgivness, between noise and silence. "You Are Forgiven" speaks to young people as well as adults, inviting everyone to never stop dreaming and not letting the idea of success through other people's eyes limit people's own pursuit of happiness. In his own words: "to go from living the life in which I should be happy to living the life where I am simply happy, regardless of other people's idea of success."
João Coelho was born in Setúbal, son of a Portuguese mother and Angolan father. During his childhood and adolescence he went around Portugal, calling on various cultures for his identity. On these journeys, music has always been his choice. After discovering his passion for guitar and Fruity Loops, he flew to London to study sound engineering. During this period, he produced obsessively and waited for the return to Portugal to meet with the studio. Between professional studios, guesthouses and his parents' bedroom, João produced, wrote and performed his two records: "The Free Food Tape", the EP which placed him on the map, and "The Art of Slowing Down", his first album, one of the best Portuguese albums from the last years. Two years later, 2019 is the year for Slow J's next step, a steady step called "You Are Forgiven". And it will be hard to forgive anyone who isn't there at Super Bock in Stock to hear Slow J's new songs from "You Are Forgiven"
The single ticket valid for both days of the Festival is now on sale at the usual spots, for 45€, rising to 50€ on the days of the Festival.