Indie Spotlight: Just Loud

Posted in News on January 25, 2019

Virginia native Just Loud was cast away from his small country church at age 15, with his inquisitive and rebellious nature leading him to pursue music. An artist who transcends genres, Just Loud possesses an impressive range and a strong sense of introspection that expresses life’s pains and glories through songs like “Angels and Demons” and “Ghost.” As he said on Facebook, “Be free to use your demons to insight creativity.” Just Loud is doing just that.

Just Loud’s debut EP, Episode 1, launched in 2018 with his first single, “Electrified.” The song has gone on to earn over 2.8 million streams on Spotify and peaked at #26 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in August 2018. Other notable Just Loud songs that are gaining traction on Spotify include “Creep” and “Diamonds and Dope Boys.”

His brand-new song, the infectious and funky “Soul Train,” features Debbie Harry from Blondie in her first appearance on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in nearly 30 years. The song’s glittery rhythm line, palm-muted guitar, and irresistible chorus are the centerpiece for the ’70s-inspired high-speed chase seen in the music video, which has been viewed over one million times on YouTube. “I knew someone who was on Soul Train years ago—she got kicked off,” says Just Loud about the song. “When we parted ways, I was like, ‘I’m gonna write a song about that.’ It’s a rebellious record—I want everyone to get up, move, and have a good time.” “Soul Train” is the first taste of Just Loud’s eponymous EP, set to be released in March 2019.

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