Genre-bending soul and funk rocker Just Loud has just released the official video for his brand new single, “Diamonds and Dope Boys.” The visual, directed by Char Alfonzo [Sia, Zana Bayne], captures the grandeur of an abandoned rectory – though it is timeworn, it beautifully refracts light just like a diamond. “Diamonds and Dope Boys” stands as Just Loud’s most striking stylistic divergence yet, a weightless funk cut that’s as reminiscent of The Love Below-era OutKast as it is fellow traveler Childish Gambino’s narcotic funk fantasias. While the industry is bursting with glitz, glamour and diamonds all around, Just Loud penned the song to himself as a reminder to continue his budding career with humility. CLICK HERE to watch and HEREto stream/download the track. Just Loud’s forthcoming self-titled debut album is out November 16th via Five Seven Music and is available for pre-ordernow.
Similar to how diamonds bend light, Just Loud alters and refracts his myriad influences to form his own lane of modern R&B, soul, 80s rock and a dash of pop. His musical multidimensionality has garnered him buzz throughout the summer as one to watch. His debut single “Electrified” is about to crack the Top 20 at Alternative Radio, has amassed over 1.4 million streams on Spotify and 1.2 million YouTube views, and has been featured on playlists such has Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Noise and Digging Noise, as well as Apple Music’s Jumpstart and The A-List: Alternative.
Just Loud also recently released his infectious, funky song “Soul Train” feat. DebbieHarry of Blondie, featuring a glittery rhythm line, palm-muted guitar and irresistible chorus.In the video, Just Loud and Debbieengage in a high speed chase brought to life through ’70s-inspired animation with a modern edge. WATCH HERE the video, which has more than 1 million YouTube views, directed by world-renowned Kidmograph (Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Tiesto).
Additionally, keep an eye out for clues starting on September 10thas Just Loud & Debbie’s #WhyAreTheyWanted campaign will launch globally.
Just Loud will be hitting the road this fall serving as a supporting act for Dirty Heads’ fall tour, kicking off September 20th. Tickets are on sale now – CLICK HEREfor details. Tour routing can be found below.
JUST LOUD 2018 TOUR DATES:
**all dates with Dirty Heads
# also with Jukebox The Ghost
September 20 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
September 21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
September 22 Sacramento, CA @ Alt 94.7’s City Of Trees
September 23 Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
September 25 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
September 27 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
September 28 Bend, OR @ Oregon Spirit Distillery
September 30 Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center
October 3 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
October 5 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater #
October 6 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater #
October 7 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle #
October 8 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
October 9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
October 12 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach #
October 13 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa #
October 14 Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion #
October 16 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring #
October 17 New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater (formerly Best Buy Theater) #
October 18 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
October 19 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall #
October 20 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall #
October 21 Portland, ME @ State Theatre & Thompson’s Point
October 23 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
October 24 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre #
October 26 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre #