GET TO KNOW: Justin Meyer
After delighting us with his highly-praised outings 'Friends With Fear' and 'Melancholia' in recent months, Brooklyn-based artist and producer Justin Meyer is now looking to cement his latest material with the release of his shimmering new EP 'Quarter Life'.
Capturing more of that warm and effervescent alt-pop aesthetic he has developed for himself, 'Quarter Life' makes for a beautifully rich and embracing listen. Filled with broad and emotive textures, a sweeping atmosphere, and his own mesmerising vocals layered throughout, he is continuing his rise as one of the more vibrant names doing the rounds right now.
So with the new EP available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
The first artist that I remember really loving is Lorde. Her album “Melodrama” is what inspired me to want to start producing music.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I do vaguely remember forming a band as a kid, however I don’t think we ever finished a song.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
My main inspiration in writing music is the way people react to it. People seem to connect to music in such a special way, so I go into writing songs with the hope of creating things that will emotionally connect with someone.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I wish I had written the song “Maybe You’re the Reason” by The Japanese House. I think it has such an interesting chord structure and very insightful and cool lyrics.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
I really enjoyed recording my third EP “Lonely Rock Star.” I recorded it during college with a bunch of my friends, so it’s definitely something I think I’d enjoy reliving.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I’d love to share a stage with Lorde at some point, as her work continues to be somewhat of a north star in my life.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
There’s so many, but I’d love to collaborate with The Japanese House. I find their style really unique and it really resonates with me as an artist.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Five years from now, I’d love to have broken through more as an artist. I hope that I’ve also done more collaboration and production work with other artists as well.
Justin Meyer's new EP 'Quarter Life' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.