Indie Rock Band Blue J Share Sophomore Album ‘Deep In The Fade’

August 25, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, the indie-alternative band Blue J share their second studio album Deep in the FadeJustice McLellan, the creative force behind Vancouver alternative-rock collective Blue J, explains the title, which started as an in-studio joke as the band recorded a fade-out, “It became a bit of an inside joke. The more we said it, the more it stuck. When I heard it, I thought, this could have a few meanings. Somebody could interpret it as distant memories; something you once wanted but never got – unresolved things.” The poignant and open-hearted album addresses the wisdom, self-acceptance, and the willingness to take emotional risks that come with age.  

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. Their debut album, A Sign Of Good Luck, was a love letter to Justice’s chosen home, Vancouver, and a look at a life in transition. 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).