Justice Talk New Album, Confirm North American Tour & More at SXSW: 7 Major Takeaways

On Wednesday (March 13), French electronic music duo Justice flew into Austin, Texas, from Paris for a rare appearance at SXSW. The duo participated in a featured session simply called Justice: In Conversation, moderated by Billboard’s Katie Bain.

While the pair discussed their lasting legacy, which dates back to the 2007 debut album Cross, they also revealed details about its forthcoming album Hyperdrama, out April 26 – its fourth studio album and first in eight years.

With its first three albums, Justice always released a live version soon after, with its last being Woman Worldwide in 2018. When asked if they plan to follow suit with Hyperdrama, de Rosnay quoted Mike Tyson: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” he says. “We move without a plan.”

It’s a true statement for the duo, who took three-and-a-half years to finish Hyperdrama. And now that it’s done, they are looking ahead to their immediate future, which includes a return to Coachella in April – and, as they confirmed during their featured session, a tour to follow. 

“We’re super happy to come back [to Coachella],” says Gaspard Augé, speaking of when the duo made their live debut at the desert festival in 2007. ”It was a very significant event for us because we had just finished our first album and it was our very first live show, so it was a relief. It was a bit of a surprise for us because we never really dream about being musicians – and somehow, it happened.”

Below are the seven best takeaways from the featured session.


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