- Jason Hesley
Motive Black’s debut album titled, Auburn, drops worldwide on Friday, February 10!
Motive Black’s debut album titled, Auburn, drops worldwide on Friday, February 10,2023. Produced by Grammy-winner Nick Rowe (Bloodsimple, Vampire Weekend) the album features special guests such as Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), Ray Luzier (Korn), andCarla Harvey (Butcher Babies). “Motive Black are poised for big things,” says Eli Enis at Revolver and compares Elana Justin to artists like Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and the Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen. Leah Brungardt at All Access adds: “Motive Black is the creative phoenix born of singer Elana Justin’s pain, tenacity, and resilience.” “Auburn has been a roller coaster to work on,” frontwoman and founding band member Elana explains. “It explores change, evolution, and the ugly and beautiful things that go along with that. It's a ride through manic highs and heavy lows. There is a lot of messiness involved in rediscovering yourself. I'm so grateful for all of the amazing people involved in the creation of this album. It was really amazing working with people like Carla, Ray, Marcos, and of course Nick. I am so excited to finally get Auburn out into the world!”