LA’s Justus Proffit, a veteran of the LA DIY scene, has announced his sophomore album Speedstar. The new album comes on the heels of a collaborative EP with Jay Som, and his fantastic debut LA’s Got Me Down.
In support of the new album news, Proffit has shared the lead single “Burning the Ground,” is a smoldering slice of jangle pop. Written after a hike in the Pacific Northwest, the song reflects on the fires that ravaged California, overwhelmed at the thought that one day they might all be gone. On the single he writes – “Burning the ground is about destruction, I wrote it while I was up in Washington. I was hiking in the middle of the woods and this was during the fires last year. I was thinking about how the trees were all going to burn down someday, this song is about impermanence.”
Proffit’s new album Speedstar is coming on August 20th via Bar/None Records.