No Joy 's 2020 album Motherhood was unlike any record the Montreal artist had made before, mixing a variety of '90s dance music styles -- not to mention some '90s nu-metal -- into their signature loud/beautiful sound. A few of the songs on the album have now been radically reworked in an orchestral style for new EP Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, which will be out May 19 via Joyful Noise in the US and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada. In addition to four Motherhood songs, the EP also features a cover of Deftones' "Teenager."
“Songs take on a new life when I’m on tour. These songs didn’t get that chance. I still had more to say with them,” says No Joy's Jasamine White-Gluz. “I probably never would’ve been like ‘let’s get a bunch of classically trained players together,’ if it wasn’t for covid-19 [canceling tours. This EP] was an opportunity to do something that wasn’t obvious. It’s a bedroom recording, but it doesn’t sound like we recorded this in our bedrooms. I wanted to do something that sounded bigger than Motherhood did, and Motherhood was recorded before covid.”