Artist/Producer Justin John Scheck returns just months removed from his debut album ‘From the Cradle’, announcing a barrage of art to come. He plans to write, record, and produce four concept albums, releasing one every six months over the next two years. The first in the series he’s calling The Blue Collar Diaries is the forthcoming album ‘A Drunk Monk’s Morning Daydreams On A Distant Planet Far Far Away Right About Now’. It is currently in the works and will be out on November 11th, 2022, though it will be available exclusively on Bandcamp on November 1st when the first single is released.
Continuing his experimentation with an MPC, electric guitar, midi keyboard and computer he again is blending hip hop, garage rock and pop.
The new album is written from the perspective of a drunk Monk on his deathbed as he daydreams on a dying planet in another Galaxy. He plays Anthropologist and Theologian and Lonely Drunk on 16 tracks spanning over an hour.
He isn’t saying anything else about what’s to come other than his plans for the final release. The final installment in The Blue Collar Diaries will be released in Late 2024 right before the next Presidential Election and will be a political protest album entitled A Peasant’s Voice. He is an unapologetic Progressive and with all that’s at stake wants to do his part as a citizen of the world. We are the superpower who can lead the world away from ecological disaster or we are the superpower that can end this experiment of organized human life by continuing to just line the pockets of a few to our and the Earth’s demise. Armageddon, in this case, is an option being chosen for us by the few. It’s up to us to stop the machine.
JJS is also partnering with Hope House In Kansas City, Missouri, a Non-Profit organization serving the community by helping victims and the children of victims of domestic violence. All, yes all the proceeds from these albums will go to Hope House, giving fans a whole new reason to purchase any of his art. When asked why JJS proclaims he has what Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will never have. Enough.
Justin John Scheck has lived a life of adversitie. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and placed on disability in 2008. He did not let this stop him in his mission to make impactful music and he has recently moved to Kansas City where he intends to give back. He discusses these difficulties In “The Sea Is Red”, a single from his first album.
Official Website: https://justinjohnscheck.com/