JUSTIN NOZUKA, “Break Me”
After leading the way with the gorgeous R&B/pop duet with England’s Mahalia on “No One But You” and the blissful and subtle “summer night 08”, Toronto’s Justin Nozuka arrives with his first EP since 2018’s album Run To Waters called then, now and again. Also featuring those songs, the EP includes three new ones, “Miami”, “Rains It Pours”, and the standout to me, “Break Me”, Justin really doesn’t crack any new ground with “Break Me”, but instead offers what he often does best, especially in concert. “Break Me” is a quiet, expressive song about heartbreak and loss, passionately sung by Justin recalling earlier songs like “Carried You” or “Oh Momma” with its deep-down soulful root. Fans will love it and “Break Me” is a great place to start for anyone new to the party too.