Justin Nozuka's "summer night o8" Is a Delicate Declaration to New Love [Premiere]

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Justin Nozuka is a talented soul musician from Canada who has a knack for creating ethereal atmospheres enveloped by relatable emotions. He's traveled all over the world playing music with the likes of Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and Mary J. Blige to name a few. His most recent single was the intimate "No One But You" featuring London singer Mahalia.

Today, he's returned with "summer night o8," a tender expression of the emotions associated with new love. Inspired by real events at the time, Nozuka shared the story behind the creation of the song,

"This song was written in August of 2019. It was a beautiful summer day and my friend Mitch and I made plans to make some music. We took a healthy dose of psilocybin and went to the park. This big storm cloud kept approaching and we were ready to be under it, but it seemed to never arrive. Mitch went up to my spot to grab his things as he was gonna get going. As he left the storm finally arrived and I lay under it, the rain poured down heavy. I then had this urge to write and ran back, saw Mitch just as he was leaving and asked "yo, let's jam?". He was absolutely down and we came back up to my spot, he sat on the keys, I grabbed my guitar and the song pretty much wrote itself. I had just started seeing someone during this time, and the song was an expression of my experience. Just a real classic and effortless connection, feel good summer love, honestly."

Watch the video for "summer night o8" below and stay tuned for more from his upcoming LP set to release later this year.

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