Episode 61: Justina: Stunning, Sassy, and Fiery Popping R&B

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Today on the podcast we are featuring the Los Angeles-based artist Justina. Learn more about her and listen to her track “Roar.”

Show Notes and Full Transcript

Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us, this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians and how their music affects me and then play I track of theirs for you to listen to.

So you can check it out and form your own opinion as well. And if you are so interested in sharing your thoughts on this track and the artist I’ll have details at the end of the show where you can leave your comments.

So today on the show I am chatting about the Los-Angeles based artist Justina. 

And before I get into talking about her backstory and her music and everything I just wanted to say sorry that I haven’t put out an episode for the last two weeks. 

Thanksgiving week was kind of hectic and the week after that was kind of hectic and I finally was able to kind of get some more content together.

So now I’m back with a new episode and today I’m talking about the Los-Angeles based artist Justina. 

I have not heard about this artist before. I found out about her in an email from Radio Pluggers. The track that is being promoted by Radio Pluggers is entitled “Roar” 

This is her debut single which is out now. 

Justina was born in North London to Nigerian parents. 

From the early age of 6, she developed a love of singing, dancing, and acting. By the time she was 10, she began performing in talent shows at school. This sparked her teachers to ask if her parents would enroll her in musical theatre school.

However, unfortunately, her parents could not afford to send her to a prestigious theatre school. This did not deter her from continuing to pursue her passion. She continued to participate in local and school plays, musicals, and talent shows.

At the age of 15, Justina started writing songs and then slowly moved to write scripts. 

Wanting to work in the entertainment industry she figured Hollywood was the best place to be. So she packed up and moved to LA to pursue her career.

She landed her first movie role in the film Pride and Prejudice, Cut which also got her a supporting actress nomination at the 2019 ‘Lady Filmmakers festival’. 

She also started her own production company called “Justina Productions” and directed and starred in their first short film “Living with Sickle Cell.” This film debuted at Gideon’s Treasure Gala at London Fashion Week 2021. 

In addition to her music and movie career, she is also a model and has worked in TV, beauty, and fashion in Los Angeles as well as London. Justina is also currently starring in a new MBC television show which is being filmed in Egypt.

And so she has a lot going on. She has a lot of talent not only in her music but in acting and is just kind of a real go-getter.

So yeah, I checked out her song and I was really charmed by the track 

I checked out the song and was charmed by its engaging hooks. It has these engaging hooks and different kinds of boisterous energy.

A lot of rhythms. The base of it would probably be considered pop and R&B vibes.

What I read was that she has been compared to Alicia Keys and Beyonce. I think she also has some influences from her Nigerian parents from what I read online.

So you know it’s kind of a nice mix of different variations of music and she has like this very sassiness to her in the music.

And I think that the lyrics really complement the music so well because it’s got these bouncy beats. It’s like bouncy-bouncy pop/R&B vibes.

And it just pairs well with the sassiness of her vocals because the song talks about empowerment and being like “don’t mess with me.”

Maybe not don’t mess with me but very just empowerment and kind of being strong as a woman.

Putting herself out there. Saying, “if you want to mess with me I’m here and I’m ready to ROAR.”

And I think that it’s a very empowering song. It’s a very enticing song. I think it has a very nice radio play to it. I think that I could definitely hear this on you know like pop radio. 

I think it has a mass appeal. My thoughts are that it could be enjoyed by a wide range of audiences. For someone who is into R&B, this will fall into their wheelhouse. This song may also resonate with those who are into pop music.

Just going back to the culmination of the song. It opens with these soothing rhythms that go for the first 5 seconds of the song and then come in this ticking that just goes against them so well. That makes you wonder what is gonna come next and then you are hit with Justina’s powerful vocals and this kicking bass line.

Then as the song goes on there are these additional chords that sound to me like zipping guitars but not too hyped up they go along with the pulsating beat really well. 

And then there are like these background vocals.

The whole thing just comes together really delicately and it creates a really ear-popping beat that you will wind up wanting to play again because it gets stuck in your head and the only way to meet the need for that earworm is to listen to the song again. 

At least for me. I was like “wow this is a really cool culmination of all of the different beats.” And I’m not a huge pop or R&B listener but you know I think there is some songs that kind of just like speak to me and kind of like enjoy listening to.

And it’s that catchy. Like I said you know it’s kind of like that just contagious feeling of like “oh this song really speaks to me and it has a very soothing or just very like enjoyable sound.

And the vocals as well and the lyrics kind of like you know it has a lot of different elements that kind of make it like fun and enjoyable for a lot of different people.

Justina’s musical talents have been getting traction since its release. 

The song has been performed at major events like the Cannes Film Festival and London Fashion Week. 

Additionally, Justina has been getting love from the interwebs with features in outlets including Daily Advent, One EDM, PR Underground, Digital Journal, DEUX Femmes Film, Fox40Daily News, FENIX 360, Voyage LA, Chat & Spin Radio, The Rave Exchange, Electro Wow, Press Party, Shout Out LA, and Malvie.

If you wind up liking the song and want to add it to your playlist on streaming services like Amazon and Spotify. I’ll leave links to these in the show notes.

We would love to know what you think about Justina and her track “Roar.” You can tell us in a comment on the podcast webpage. You can also leave an audio comment at the link in the episode summary.

For more information on Justina, you can check out her official website OfficialJustina.com.

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You can also like and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at the handle OfficialJustina

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I will leave links to these in the show notes.

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Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode!

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