June’s Diary have issued their newest chapter – and it comes in the form of debut EP ‘All Of Us.’
It’s been quite the journey for the quintet, who first rose to prominence on BET series ‘Chasing Destiny.’
Following a nationwide search by Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson, the group was formed in 2016 and have spent the time since cementing their sound, honing their live game, and building a fanbase.
Per the ladies themselves, in a note announcing the 6-track project, it’s been a path paved with wins and challenges.
Check out their candid letter and EP, which features Trina and Jussie Smollett, below…
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Dear JuneBugs, Wow, we can’t believe its been two years since BET connected the 5 of us. It’s already been such a journey and we are so grateful for all your love and support since Chasing Destiny ended. From releasing our first mixtape ‘Male Edition’ and performing at the Essence Festival to touring with XSCAPE and now supporting Jussie Smollett’s ‘Sum of My Music Tour’, this journey has taken us places we’ve only ever dreamed of. But it hasn’t been easy. Following LA Reid’s departure from Epic Records at the start of 2017, we were released from the label. We’ve faced so many challenges working as independent artists to create music we love, music that inspires us, music that makes us feel, and on our own terms. But all these setbacks have only made us stronger and have brought us closer together. We’ve been working super hard on our debut EP and can’t wait to share our new music with you! Since this is our baby we want to make it perfect for you. Thank you to the Great @kellyrowland Thank You to our musical big brother, Jussie Smollett's imprint Music Of Sound for introducing our EP to the world. We love you Jussie and had a complete blast opening for you this summer and your support has meant the world to us. Our debut EP ‘All Of Us’ is now available! Industry b.s. aside, we believe in music and R&B and this is just the beginning for us. Thank you sooooo much for being patient and riding so hard for us. HUGE shout out to our manager Frank Gatson who’s held us down through thick and thin, even after every “no” and after so many others turned their backs on us. Without him this EP would never see the light of day. We love you and appreciate you all of you! Enjoy. Sincerely yours, June’s Diary
In many ways, releasing the EP itself is a touchdown for the group.
As for the record, it’s a solid, cohesive body of work. We’re really liking ‘Have You Ever’ and the new take on the title track featuring the Queen of Miami.