I've been following Justin Nozuka for years now. There was something about his voice that hooked me almost immediately. Whether it be his raspy, soulful voice or his beautiful melodies accompanied by his hypnotising lyrics, Justin NNozuka is one in a million.
I've written an article about him for the Burlington Post ( http://www.insidehalton.com/opinion/columns/article/1224854--justin-nozuka-s-raw-talent) if you are interested in his background a well.
Justin Nozuka writes acoustic, indie and soul music. The instruments used in his songs are typically quite consistent, the main being an acoustic guitar. His melodies tend to be quite simple, therefore making a thrilling contrast between the rapidly in depth lyrics and the smooth texture.
His music is not found on the radio because the music featured on radio stations are typically Pop as opposed to his relaxing style.
Nozuka writes an extensive array of music from relatable love songs to traumatic stories captured in a melody. My personal favourites include "Save Him," "Lullaby," "After Tonight," and "Soulless Man."
"Save Him" is written about an abuive relationship. Though the topic may seem oddly straight- forward, if you listen closely to Nozuka's lyrics you'll be enchanted by the twisted story told. Although his voice is quite delicate, he has an uncanny ability to make himself powerful as well.
"Lullaby" is written about a car crash consisting of a mother and daughter. The daughter ends up being the only fatality in the accident and Nozuka tells the story through the mother's perspective. Once again, he has an unheard of talent to make such a simple sounding topic into a twisted and winding story. You'll appreciate the texture of his voice as it showcases his soul.
"After Tonight" and "Soulless Man" are songs based on love. "After Tonight" is a happy love and "Soulless Man" is an upsetting break up. Nozuka wrote both of these song because of his emotion towards the two different sides of love.
What I find most exciting about Justin Nozuka is that his voice is not autotuned in the slightest. When he performs live, he sounds identical to his voice on his albums. In my opinion, that's the difference between today's music and Justin Nozuka: today's Pop music (when performed live) leaves the audience horrified whereas Nozula's live performances leave the audience breathless and begging for more. Justin Nozuka is keeping the true definition of music alive. He showcases a real voice, true talent and delievers masterpieces to his fans.
Give Justin Nozuka a listen and you'll be blown away in a heartbeat! Hooray for Justin Nozuka for keeping soul, music and talent alive!