Genre-bending soul and funk rocker Just Loud has just released the official video for his brand new single, “Diamonds and Dope Boys.” The visual, directed by Char Alfonzo [Sia, Zana Bayne], captures the grandeur of an abandoned rectory - though it is timeworn, it beautifully refracts light just like a diamond. “Diamonds and Dope Boys” stands as Just Loud’s most striking stylistic divergence yet, a weightless funk cut that’s as reminiscent of The Love Below-era OutKast as it is fellow traveler Childish Gambino’s narcotic funk fantasias. While the industry is bursting with glitz, glamour and diamonds all around, Just Loud penned the song to himself as a reminder to continue his budding career with humility. PRESS HERE to watch and HERE to stream/download the track. Just Loud’s forthcoming self-titled debut album is out March 29, 2019 via Five Seven Music and is available for pre-order now.
Similar to how diamonds bend light, Just Loud alters and refracts his myriad influences to form his own lane of modern R&B, soul, 80s rock and a dash of pop. His musical multidimensionality has garnered him buzz throughout the summer as one to watch. His debut single “Electrified” is about to crack the Top 20 at Alternative Radio, has amassed over 1.4 million streams on Spotify and 1.2 million YouTube views, and has been featured on playlists such has Spotify's New Music Friday, New Noise and Digging Noise, as well as Apple Music's Jumpstart and The A-List: Alternative.
Just Loud also recently released his infectious, funky song “Soul Train” feat. Debbie Harry of Blondie, featuring a glittery rhythm line, palm-muted guitar and irresistible chorus. In the video, Just Loud and Debbie engage in a high speed chase brought to life through ‘70s-inspired animation with a modern edge. PRESS HERE to watch the video, which has more than 1 million YouTube views, directed by world-renowned Kidmograph (Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Tiesto).
Additionally, keep an eye out for clues starting on September 10th as Just Loud & Debbie’s #WhyAreTheyWanted campaign will launch globally.
Just Loud will be hitting the road this fall serving as a supporting act for Dirty Heads’ fall tour, kicking off September 20th. Tickets are on sale now - PRESS HERE for details. Tour routing can be found below.
Over the course of 13 album tracks, Just Loud showcases his stylistic breadth and thoughtful lyrics marked by moments of vulnerability, joy, passion and heartache. Check out more of Just Loud’s captivating visual artistry: the soaring, soulful rocker “Angels and Demons” (PRESS HERE) and “Ghost” (PRESS HERE), a powerful track that questions how humans deal with love and loneliness, both featured on the upcoming album. From the huge, anthemic nature of these songs to the absolutely riotous “You Got the Moves,” a Jackie Chan-referencing barnburner that addresses conflict in relationships, to “Will You Still Love Me” a naked plea that questions the nature of acceptance amidst a thumping slice of disco, Just Loud proves to be a bold new force in music with an aura that hearkens back to so many iconic musical touchstones with a modern twist, making him an intriguing one to watch in 2018.
Born in Virginia, Just Loud’s adolescence largely revolved around his small country church. His rebellious and inquisitive nature, however, led him to be cast away from the church at 15 – leading him to pursue music. With an impressive range and sense of introspection, Just Loud is making personal discoveries in real time — expressing himself, finding his voice, sharing his pain and glories — through his compelling and impactful art.