ATUSJI, the solo project of Terkel Atsushi Røjle, will release a new EP next month, Soapbox. The first tease for that release drops today in the form of 'Mother Complex,' an eclectic track that blends hip-hop production with indie rock/jangle pop sensibilities.

'Mother Complex' is inspired by ATUSJI's need to move in with his mother after a break-up. Having grown up in Japan, ATUSJI was worried that he had failed to find the kind of stability and honor that his mother had expected from him. This hardship lends itself well to the song's emotional payload. The melancholic atmosphere invoked by the jangly guitars has a fascinating interplay with the clicking drum machine. Cues are clearly taken from a variety of sources, but the sound here is uniquely that of ATUSJI.

Soapbox comes out on May 17 on Big Oil Recordings. In the meantime, you can listen to 'Mother Complex' up above.