Justin NozukaView event on Facebook ➔
Thursday, July 20th, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Daydreams and Endless Nights Tour presented by Rival Entertainment
When Justin Nozuka is asked to describe his music, he uses words like honesty, passion, vulnerability, and true love. These themes have been consistent throughout his decade-plus career as a world-renowned singer-songwriter, but they have never felt quite so poignant or important as they do within the context of our world today.
“No One But You”, tipped by Complex, Spin and CBC upon release, marked the long-awaited return of Nozuka. It was his first release since the 2018 album, “Run To Waters”, and found the artist exploring a new sonic direction, shifting from a folk-minded approach into a world of smoldering, down-tempo R&B/soul. His EP “then, now & again” featuring “summer night o8” mines this new sound with Nozuka fusing his crystalline vocals with magnetic, woozy atmospherics which gravitate around delicate guitars and twinkling, off-kilter percussion.
His newest release – Side A (Nova) and Side B (Closer) takes Justin into a more contemporary sound pushing him further into the r&b/pop realm. “It’s the first time I’ve really gone in this direction… kinda scary but also very liberating. I’m just having fun with these two, exploring new sounds. Have been sitting on the Nova idea for over 2 years, played it for my manager and he was like – THAT – let’s get That. A couple months later and we landed here. FUN FACT: Closer is actually just a really slowed down version of Nova with a different top melody. Hope you enjoy and as always thank you for listening.”