Indie Rock Band BLUE J Challenges Heartbreak On New Single “How Long Will It Take”

December 6, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Indie-alternative band Blue J share their cathartic new single, “How Long Will It Take,” that tackles the monotony of heartbreak with brutally honest lyrics over mellow indie rock. The track is the latest release from their debut record, A Sign Of Good Luck (out March 4, 2022).

Lead singer Justice McLellan explains, “This tune came together after an important relationship in my life ended. Walking around the city, watching movies, reading in bed and most things I enjoyed with that person lost their sparkle as I was processing their absence. It’s about being on your own, grief and feeling through the moments of self-reflection that aren’t always easy.”


Helmed by lead singer and creator Justice McLellan, Blue J is comprised of bandmates Lindsay Sjoberg, Mark Whiting, and Adam Fink. The upcoming album was recorded live over five days at Afterlife Studio with producer John Raham (Destroyer, Frazey Ford). 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.