Justin Wells’ latest release, The United State – his second solo album release – has a cool Americana sound with country vibes and is well worth a listen.
The 12-track album, which includes two instrumentals, mixes Justin’s country voice – which, like many male voices in country and Americana genres, makes him sound about 30 years older than he actually is – with good lyrics and tunes. It is one of those records that soon gets stuck in your head, and that isn’t a bad thing.
With its collection of talented musicians, it is worth checking out, especially if your musical leanings are of the country kind. There are similarities to Hayes Carll, Dierks Bentley and Dylan Earl, to name a few, great background vocals from Abby Hamilton on Temporary Blue and some awesome guitar playing on After The Fall. Should you wish to listen to a couple of songs first, Temporary Blue, The Screaming Song and Some Distance From It All will give you an idea of what this record is about.
The United State is released on Singular Recordings on 28th August. It is available on CD, Download and opaque yellow 180g vinyl.
Justin Wells talk about his new album The United State, how its sound and process compares to Dawn in the Distance, and coffee. The United State is out August 28, 2020. Pre-order at justinwellsmusic.com.