Ritual is a declaration of love to club culture and an expression of Juc’s needs that are not being met in these pandemic times. The almost ten-minute track is an invitation to make some space in your living room and let yourself fall into the meditative dance flow that Juc so desperately misses.
Ritual is divided into two parts: Sombre bass, spacious atmospheres and Juc’s plaintive vocals express her longing for dancing in the first part. Separated by a classic build-up, the second part of Ritual is dedicated to the dance flow that carries listeners away through spherical loops of Juc’s voice.
The perfect track for dancefloor-free times
The chorus to Ritual already came to Juc’s mind in the summer of 2019, back then with a completely different intention. At the time, the artist lived in Augsburg and longed for the lively nightlife of larger cities. Due to the organisational and psychological challenges that the pandemic also presented Juc with, she didn’t finalise Ritual until autumn 2020, when she realised that it was the perfect track for these dancefloor-free times and decided to release it as a standalone track – in the middle of the second lockdown.