A musician with a flair for intense sound? It’s Justin Nicholes, also known by his stage name “Justice Son”, a rock / electronic artist from the Menonomie region who recently released his latest studio album. Red suit – an offer of 11 songs inspired by nu-metal.
There can be music that has a dark side but isn’t ugly.
A desire to create has blossomed over the past year, Nicholes said, but an inability to collaborate with other musicians during the recording process has prompted him to flex his musical muscles and get creative. while creating. Red suit“I knew I wanted it to be a rock album – same metal – but I realized I’m just one person, so I’m limited in what kind of instrumentation I can use,” Nicholes said. . “I use all synthesizers and virtual instruments, so I had to be creative with the recordings.”
During his lifetime, Nicholes lived all over the world, including stays in Kansas, Ohio, and even China, where he taught English for seven years. After traveling the globe for most of his adult life, Nicholes landed in Menomonie in 2018, and the Justice Son Project started to gain traction from there.
Red suit offers a variety of song lengths, ranging from 2 minutes and 55 seconds and stretching to 5 minutes and 6 seconds. Nicholes said this range of melodic structure mixed with positive reinforcement is the goal of the project – to show listeners that different styles of music, different tempos, and different moods can all be simultaneously beautiful.
“There can be music that has a dark side but isn’t ugly,” Nicholes said. “I want this album to empower people and inspire them, so these songs are powerful without needing to tap into negative emotions.”
You can hear Justice Son’s new album Red suit, now exclusively on Band Camp.