Maryland Rocker, Justin Shapiro, is infusing his music with meaning and incorporating his alternative views on life into each and every chord that challenges listeners to think beyond their norms. Here’s our thoughts on his recently released new album, ‘Campfire Party’.
Kicking off with the first track, “Lost In Time”, Justin kicks off with the instrumental energy of Dave Matthews Band and takes listeners down the road of his journey toward love that he has began to share with an individual that he holds dear to his heart. The second track, “Mr. Bluebird”, is the perfect tune for hanging out with friends on a sunny day as Justin takes us down a ride of his experience meeting someone who inspired him and left an imprint. “Tyrannosaurus Rex” is the third track that kicks off by blasting positive vibes our way as Justin lyrically builds castles in the sky over virtuosic acoustic guitar playing.
The fourth track, “Brighter Days”, begins with an acoustic instrumental spill that leads into a hefty and welcoming dose of lyrical optimism as Justin explains the ever-changing experience that is human life. “Inspiration Nation” is the fifth track that kicks off with a bang that mimics the feel of a tune from the 70’s as Justin lyrically breaks down the reality of the current state of America. The sixth track, “Forgive & Forgotten”, is mastered with precision as it carries a touch of moody ambience that appeals to the wizened listener. “My Own Way” is the seventh track in which Justin lyrically sets sail toward a state of inner liberation over slow-strumming that compliments the song’s mood and intention. The eighth track, “If You Wanna Wake Up!”, lyrically takes listeners into direction of introspection when it comes to the choices that we make each and every day that affect every aspect of our lives. “Human Hurricane” is the ninth track which begins with a grungy guitar opening which leads into a lyrical tale explaining a wild night out with a beauty who is wrapped in trouble. The tenth track, “Stand”, is a beautiful dedication that Justin has written for his Father which carries a balanced masculine and feminine touch that is pleasing to the heart. Closing out with the title track, “Campfire Party”, Justin begins by creating the musical atmosphere and impression of hanging around the campfire while lyrically reminding listeners that it is the simple things that create the best memories of our lives.
Justin Shapiro is a dreamer and his music ignites a spark. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such Dave Matthews Band, Eagle Eye Cherry and Third Eye Blind, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Justin Shapiro on Soundcloud and grab your copy of ‘Campfire Party’ on Apple Music.
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