Justin Martin looks to the skies on Hello Clouds, his second full length
album on Dirtybird. Building on the formidable foundation he
established with 2012’s Ghettos & Gardens, Justin invites listeners
on a high-flying journey through a rich musical landscape. One of the
label’s most beloved characters, Martin lets his effervescent
personality shine through on these 13 tracks – along with an unexpected
range of emotions.
From the first strings of album opener “Dive In”, Justin effortlessly
establishes an otherworldly mood. Are we deep beneath the ocean’s
surface, or squinting at bright sunlight while 30,000 feet in the air?
It ultimately doesn’t matter – we just need to hear more. And Justin
delivers with a set of obsessively crafted tunes for clubs and
headphones alike. For example, on title track “Hello Clouds,” Justin
mixes the ethereal vocals of rising star FEMME with sub-rattling lows
and a chorus of singing 303s.
This is only one of many exciting collaborators on the album. “I reached
out to specific artists who currently inspire me,” Martin explains,
“artists I think the world needs to hear more of.” This impressive group
of collaborators include FEMME, Charlotte OC, Lena Cullen, Kill Frenzy,
Will Clarke, Ardalan and even his brother Christian. These features
introduce a veritable cast of supporting characters, adding additional
stories and sounds to the ones Justin is already sharing.
Hello Clouds is an impressive sophomore outing – a complete work that
invites the listener to float above walls, ceilings and any other
restraints they might encounter. So lay back, look skyward and
experience the breathtaking scope of Justin’s imagination.
Justin Martin – Hello Clouds Out Via DirtyBird Today, April 20th
Stream “Hello Clouds” Album via
1. Dive In
2. Hello Clouds feat. FEMME
3. The Feels
4. Odyssey feat. Lena Cullen
6. Rabbit Hole feat. Charlotte OC
7. Be Mine
8. Back To The Jungle feat. Will Clarke
9. Tropical Storm Mango
10. Wet Cat (Sooo Wet) feat. Kill Frenzy & Ardalan
11. Midnight feat. Christian Martin
12. U R Here
13. Hold Them feat. Mohna