Today, indie-alternative band Blue J shares their debut album, A Sign Of Good Luck. Lead singer Justice McLellan considers the record a love letter to Vancouver, his chosen home, and a look at life in transition.
The album was recorded live over five days at Afterlife Studio with bandmates Lindsay Sjoberg, Mark Whiting and Adam Fink, and producer John Raham (Destroyer, Frazey Ford). Written following the end of a long-term relationship, the album offers a glimpse into McLellan’s psyche as he learns to spend more time with himself and learns to find hope in new beginnings. “The ups and downs of your life are inevitable. It’s part of our human experience,” he says. Adding: “It’s about finding a sign of good luck and then keeping that optimism alive.”
Along with the album, the group is thrilled to share the official video for new single “I Feel Your Pull.” The soulful track features the band’s signature hazy indie rock sound and follows previous singles “Borderline”, “How Long Will It Take”, “Changed My Mind” and “Something Happened”.
Formed in 2017, the band released their lovingly titled debut EP in 2018 to praise tastemakers like Northern Transmissions, KEXP, Exclaim, and more. They made a name for themselves on the indie rock scene touring with SALES, The Twilight Sad, The Zolas and Jo Passed. Justice also hosts a podcast called The JPod, where he interviews friends and/or fellow musicians like Chet Porter, pro skateboarder Bastien Salabanzi, and Peach Pit lead guitarist Chris Vanderkooy. Stay tuned for more to come.
Listen to the new album here: