[pullquote quote="Writing this album was a real breakthrough for me, I had a hard time expressing myself because I had so many secrets about my life" credit="Susan Justice"]Rising star [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Susan Justice[/lastfm]‘s lyric video for Eat Dirt, the first single off her album of the same name due in 2012, has been turning a lot of heads in the music world. With an honest voice, an open heart, and songs that touch your soul, it’s not hard to see [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Susan Justice[/lastfm] having a huge year in 2012 and beyond.
Although this is her first major release, Justice has been an aspiring musician for quite some time now. She has been playing guitar since the age of six, and began writing lyrics at age 14 after being inspired by hearing artists tell stories through their music. Specifically, such artists as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alanis Morissette[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tracy Chapman[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joan Osborne[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Prince[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Fugees[/lastfm] really changed her outlook on life and inspired her to take her career to the next level – far away from New York City subways where she drew large crowds with her dusky voice and original songs.
That lovable dusky voice is on display in the lyric video for Eat Dirt, a passionate song about abuse, which quickly made people take notice of just how special Susan really is. The video features the lyrics and chords to Susan’s masterpiece, and after just one listen while reading the lyrics, you’re hit and hooked instantaneously. It’s great to see that in 2011, music like this is being made, making it easier for people to continue connecting to different emerging new artists like Susan.
Click play below to check out Eat Dirt, the video everyone’s talking about:
Eat Dirt is the kind of song that has the ability to speak to a wide range of people. While the song is specifically about abuse, it follows the overall theme of the songs on her upcoming LP, which deal with the journey all humans embarks on in life – the search to find out who they are and where they belong in the world.