Acclaimed singer-songwriter Justice Carradine delivers new stunning EP ‘What A Weird Dream’ via Chosen Music/Atlantic Records
The collection releases alongside a visualizer for his new song “How It Ends,” an interpolation of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – watch now at Justice’s YouTube.
Justice says: “I’ve had the title for this EP in my back pocket for literal years,” “so it’s been strange to finally see ‘what a weird dream’ come to life. This project captured a time of uncertainty, transition, and newness for me. So many people who were in my life are gone now and I feel like a completely different person. The world looks different to me. I’ve gained little bit more self-awareness and accepted how temporary everything is. I feel like this EP scratches the surface of my mind and solidifies the feeling I have that life is just a weird dream.”
The four-song EP includes recently released singles “Better Off Alone” and the vulnerable-yet-self-assured “Tears In My Eyes,” the latter joined by a stunning visualizer shot in Carradine’s home state. Co-written by Justice and produced by JHart (Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello), Jesse St. John, and Pink Slip, the emotionally charged opening track was inspired by Justice’s first-ever panic attack, which he experienced driving from Utah to LA. Upon release, V Magazine quickly praised the singer-songwriter’s return writing, “The floaty, vibey track culminates in a quiet moment of introspection, where Carradine turns the studio into a therapy session, recounting his experience.”
His rich family heritage – Italian on his dad’s side and half-Samoan/half-Apache on his mom’s. At 13, Carradine began posting videos on Vine, quickly developing a devout social media following whilst still in junior high. He transitioned to YouTube in 2015, racking up more than 5M views for his inventive covers of artists including The 1975, Post Malone, and Ed Sheeran. Justice soon began penning his own songs fusing alternative, R&B, rock and more into his own brand of pop reminiscent of Conan Gray and Troye Sivan.
In 2019, Justice made his Chosen Music/Atlantic Records debut with the soulful single, “Dangerous Love,” for which the video premiered on Billboard. Soon after, the follow-up single, “Necessary Evil,” prompted Ones To Watch to declare him “a veritable pop tour-de-force.” Additional acclaimed releases followed including “Can’t Feel A Thing,” “Limbo,” and the self-reflective “Okay,” the latter of which centered around mental health struggles Justice endured in his teens. PAPER called the “tender track,” joined by a cinematic music video, “quietly reflective and equally as vulnerable” while Billboard praised Justice’s vocal performance, writing, it “glistens with a warmth and sturdiness, his tone bouncing off the plucked guitar strings and eventually floating into a croon.”
Carradine’s distinctive presence and unique style has also seen him featured in high profile campaigns for such diverse brands as Hollister, Puma, and M&Ms.
WHAT A WEIRD DREAM EP TRACKLIST:
1. Tears In My Eyes
2. Better Off Alone
3. What If
4. How It Ends