In recent years his name and his music have taken the Pacific by storm. The Papua New Guinean born singer has emerged at the very forefront of the music scene throughout the islands and beyond. His charm and charisma have captured the hearts and minds of scores of adoring fans, and his beloved songs have become household favourites time and time again. Justin's unique style and sound is an irresistible blend of pop, reggae, R&B, dancehall and island music. His music is of course heavily stemmed from his diverse musical influences, but it is also undoubtedly a result of his life experiences in his home nation Papua New Guinea, and also from many years of living, travelling and performing abroad in North America, the South Pacific and South-East Asia.
After the staggering success of Justin's debut album "Much Love" (2005), which produced the dance floor favourite "I Wanna Give You Some Lovin'" and the Pacific-wide anthem "Much Love", his follow-up album "JW" (2008) was no less impressive adding to his repertoire the sentimental ballad favourite "In Love With U" and the silky smooth, dancehall laced "Fire" - both multi-national no.1 smash hits. The expectations were high for Justin to come back strongly and reproduce the magic that he captured on his first two albums, and now after a long wait and much anticipation Justin's latest album, "Reign of Morobe", has finally arrived and is already proving to be his finest work to date.
Critics have labelled "Reign of Morobe" a "musical masterpiece". It features the tracks: "Runaway" - a fun and infectious zouk/reggaeton number about a weekend escapade, and a certified number one in several countries; "Island Girl" - a work of genius and a radio number one in New Zealand, this song is an incredible reworking of the classic 1950's ballads that many music listeners still cherish so dearly today; "Your Love" (feat. Sharzy) is an emotional and heartfelt tribute to Justin's grandmother, his lifelong hero and mentor; and the title track "Rain of Morobe" - featuring internationally acclaimed PNG artist O-shen. "Rain of Morobe" is a high energy dance track that tells the story of the torrential rains and storms that are commonplace in the Papua New Guinean province of Morobe, the place that both Justin and O-shen call home.
In "Reign of Morobe" listeners will witness the ever evolving talent and innovation that they have come to expect and appreciate from JW. It's unveiling is a landmark moment in Justin's successful and ongoing legacy. With hit after hit after hit, this album epitomises the term "all killer, no filler", and it is sure to have listeners dancing, reminiscing and rejoicing for years to come.
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