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We've been following Justin Golden for a number of years now. The Richmond, VA based artist has released a handful of singles and an EP over the past six or so years, but never a full album. That changes this year with the release of his debut album. The first single, "Ain't Just Luck," is that perfect pairing of folk and blues we love from Golden, but his sound gets tweaked just a little on the single. You still get Golden's honey smooth vocals that are truly the joy of listening to his music, but "Ain't Just Luck" brings a little more grit than we've heard from him before. This isn't quite dirty blues, but it's pretty close. Justin Golden has been kind of our little secret for too long, and if there is any justice 2022 is going to be a breakthrough year for him.
You can listen to "Ain't Just Luck" below. Hard Times and a Woman is due out April 15 and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Justin Golden, check out the artist's Facebook and Instagram.