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The self-awareness rapper and singer Justin Clancy possesses on his debut album The Color Blue is as blistering as it is insightful.
The Peabody native, who has been candid about his own personal battle with opiate addiction (and coming out on the other side of it), has carefully crafted an album ripe with tales of struggle, determination, redemption and most importantly, hope. Released last month, The Color Blue is an intrepid snapshot of a man who feels his highs as intensely as he experiences his lows.
Across the LP, which you can hear in full via the Spotify portal below, “TV Dinner” painfully exposes Clancy’s lonely childhood while “Work In Progress” notably paints a picture of an artist whose path to fulfillment has yet to be realized. Sonically, the record’s mood reflects the heaviness of its lyrical content; Clancy’s sultry vocals and voracious bars are only eclipsed by bouts of melancholy and a need to face all of his demons.
And at his album release show taking place this Friday (July 13) at Sonia in Cambridge, you can expect him to — once again — to put everything on the table.