Indie Rock Band BLUE J Announce Debut Album; Share New Single
October 16, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, indie-alternative band Blue J announced they will release their debut record, A Sign Of Good Luck, on March 4, 2022. Inspired by living in Vancouver for the last decade, A Sign Of Good Luck is a romantic reflection of its urban surroundings, from the city’s parks, beaches and gardens to its ubiquitous glass buildings.
Lead singer Justice McLellan thinks of the record as a love letter to Vancouver and a look at a life in transition. Written in the wake of a long-term relationship ending, the album offers a peek into McLellan’s psyche as he learns to spend more time with himself and learns to find hope in new beginnings. “Peaks and valleys in your life are inevitable. It’s part of our human experience,” he says. It’s about finding a good luck sign, then keeping that optimism alive.”
In honor of the upcoming release the group shares the official video for their shoegazey new single, “Changed My Mind,” which features an intimate look into a night in with the band.
WATCH + SHARE “CHANGED MY MIND”
The album was recorded live over five days at Afterlife Studio with bandmates Lindsay Sjoberg, Mark Whiting, and Adam Fink, plus producer John Raham (Destroyer, Frazey Ford). “Changed My Mind” follows the cinematic September single, “Something Happened,” that envelops the listener in hazy vocals and lush guitars mixed with driving drumbeats.
Helmed by lead singer and creator Justice McLellan, Blue J is comprised of bandmates Lindsay Sjoberg, Mark Whiting, and Adam Fink. Formed in 2017, the band released their debut EP, lovingly titled EP, in 2018 to praise from tastemakers like Northern Transmissions, KEXP, Exclaim and more. They have made a name for themselves in the indie rock scene touring with SALES, The Twilight Sad, The Zolas and Jo Passed. Justice also hosts a podcast called The JPod, where he interviews friends and/or fellow musicians like Chet Porter, pro skateboarder Bastien Salabanzi, and Peach Pit lead guitarist Chris Vanderkooy. Blue J are currently working on new music. Stay tuned for more to come.