I can't get enough of JN's music and it looks like I won't have to wait much longer for a meal. This just in on Facebook:
Justin and the band got together to record some new material at Coalition Studios! If you've been waiting for some new songs, keep your eyes open, they're coming soon!
Be Back Soon is probably my favorite Nozuka song, followed by his rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine", both of which I have listened to so often that a groove would have formed had I still been listening to vinyl. The tape would have stretched! The CD would be scratched. Ha! You get the picture. I love this guy. Thank you Lord, for my iPod(s)!
Nozuka, now 23 years old, was born to a Japanese father and an American mother of English ancestry. His mother's half-sister is actress Kyra Sedgwick.
He began writing his own songs at age 12. The earliest of his songs on his first album, Holly (named for his mother), "Supposed to Grow Old" and "I'm in Peace," were written when he was 15! Universal wanted Justin to sign with their label. However, he decided he wanted to "record an album on (his) own, with (his) own freedom". Although he is not nearly as well known as I think he should be, I believe he made the right choice. Holly is an exceptional album.