Justice Carradine has arrived today with the release of his debut EP, What A Weird Dream via Chosen Music/Atlantic Records. The album is released in conjunction with a video for his new song “How It Ends,” an interpolation of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”. Watch the video and listen to the EP now below.
“I’ve had the title for this EP in my back pocket for literal years,” Justice says of the release, “so it’s been strange to finally see ‘what a weird dream’ come to life. This project captured a time of uncertainty, transition, and newness for me. So many people who were in my life are gone now and I feel like a completely different person. The world looks different to me. I’ve gained little bit more self-awareness and accepted how temporary everything is. I feel like this EP scratches the surface of my mind and solidifies the feeling I have that life is just a weird dream.”
Recorded throughout 2022 during intense and vulnerable sessions in LA, What A Weird Dream sees the Utah-based musician making a conscious creative decision to open up without filter. The four-song EP includes recently released singles “Better Off Alone” and the vulnerable-yet-self-assured “Tears In My Eyes,” the latter joined by a stunning visualizer shot in Carradine’s home state and streaming HERE. Co-written by Justice and produced by JHart (Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello), Jesse St. John, and Pink Slip, the emotionally charged opening track was inspired by Justice’s first-ever panic attack, which he experienced driving from Utah to LA. Upon release, V Magazine quickly praised the singer-songwriter’s return writing, “The floaty, vibey track culminates in a quiet moment of introspection, where Carradine turns the studio into a therapy session, recounting his experience.”