Justin Froese

Justin Froese

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeAdult Contemporary

Groove-driven Alt-Pop with soulful and bluesy overtones.

Biography

Justin Froese is a multi-talented artist/producer. Justin is known for his groove-driven alt pop stylings, built on a diverse palate of musical tastes. His mainstream sensibilities combined with ten years of classical music training have resulted in the ability not only to cross genres, but also in many cases, defy them. Bluesy, soulful - Justin always delivers a dynamic, heartfelt performance.

After a summer in Austin wrapping up recordings, Justin has released his full-length album Fireflies.  Exploring, as he historically has, various grooves and styles in his recordings, one thing unites all tracks - a solid songwriting craft.  Two of the album's more poppy and anthemic songs - Already Over and Finally Here - have already received honorable mention, placed as a finalist, and/or won the grand prize for several songwriting competitions, including the 2013 Song Door International Songwriting Competition (grand prize), the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition (finalist), and the 2014 San Diego Songwriters Guild Song Contest (grand prize).  

Currently Justin is touring the U.S. in support of his latest release, Fireflies.  


Lyrics

Don't Say More

Written By: Justin Froese

You’re talking cause you’re struggling
and you don’t know what to do
But just hold your tongue
for me and you will do what we speak

Don’t say more
Like you did before
Your words don’t mean a thing anymore

Consult with my face to confirm
Comments dropped for the ears and hearts you wish to burn
Burn burn,
If you didn’t say a word,
you fear you might not be heard, no

Don’t say more
Like you did before
You’re words don’t mean a thing
Did you notice?

My ears are so tired now
They’re gonna hand it over to my eyes
So show me that they’re not lies
Your words don’t match your life
Is other words spoken

So don’t say more
Like you did before
Your words don’t mean a thing if you’re doing nothing

These words can’t drown out your emptiness
Cause these words only speak for your fear
You gotta sit with your heart for a little while
Then you won’t have to say more

So don’t say more
Like you did before

Finally Here

Written By: Justin Froese,Nancy Montgomery

Finally Here

Miles and miles and miles of highway
Trials and trials have been my path
Pressing on with no direction
Through the fire, the smoke and ash

Tears, my tears have rained with sorrow
Cursed each day with every breath
Now here I stand with new tomorrows
I've been lost but found at last

And the heavens say "yeah!"
And the preacher says "amen!"
And the angels say "where,
Where the hell have you been?"
With arms wide open we'll all be there
Welcome home you're finally here

Piece by piece I started over
Step by step I made my way
All you said was just keep going
Don't give up, it's not too late

And the heavens say "yeah!"
And the preacher says "amen!"
And the angels say "where,
Where the hell have you been?"
With arms wide open we'll all be there
Welcome home you're finally here

I was broken, well, I've been saved
Words unspoken made me whole amazing grace
Now here I am my song I'm singing
Raise my voice for all to hear
Your sweet, sweet love my sweet redemption
I can hear you loud and clear

And the heavens say "yeah!"
And the preacher says "amen!"
And the angels say "where,
Where the hell have you been?"
And the heavens say "yeah!"
And the preacher says "amen!"
And the angels say "where,
Where the hell have you been?"
With arms wide open we'll all be there
Welcome home you're finally here

Already Over

Written By: Justin Froese,Gina Alibrio

Sign your name
Isn't this what you want?

Sign your name
Isn't this what you wanted?
It's too late
Don't bother hiding they're already asking
Take me to your wreckage,
Is this all you've built?
Resist, repeat that you think that you fear,
It's already over and I fear,
It was up to me

It's alright
But maybe you should have stayed
If it's last call
Don't bother no one,
They know where you're goin'

'Cause I fear,
It's already over and I fear,
It was up to me and I fear,
It's already over and I fear,
It was up to me

Discography

Music of Justin Froese (2003), Older Forests (2006), Here Rules (2007), De L'amour - Salt (2009), De L'amour - This Way (single)(2009), Taming the Fox (2010), Fireflies (2014).

Set List

  • Fireflies
  • Come On Over 
  • Finally Here
  • Already Over
  • Assalaam Alaykum 
  • Levon
  • Love Has
  • Attention
  • Don't Look
  • This Way
  • Use Me (cover)
  • Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)(cover)
  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)(cover) 
Band set lengths are 45m-1hr15m; Solo set lengths are usually 1-2 45min sets (including some covers if needed).