‘Atmosphere’. Delving into ‘Pretty Dopamine Bullets’ with Justin Bigart

"'Atmosphere' represents a new phase of my songwriting, with a more complex form and my most raw and vulnerable vocal performance to date"
21 March 2024
Photo by Nathan Norby

A sonic and visual adventure in the deserts of Joshua Tree

Montana-born artist, Justin Bigart unveils Atmosphere, extracted from his highly anticipated concept album, Pretty Dopamine Bullets. This release solidifies Bigart’s unique voice in alternative rock, weaving a narrative of love, danger, and the relentless pursuit of cheap dopamine. Delving into the pervasive influence of cheap dopamine in society, he offers introspective reflections while drawing parallels to broader societal issues.

Alt-rock, Americana, and desert rock are smoothly blended in Atmosphere to create a cinematic narrative. Its music video, shot in the vast expanse of the Mojave desert, beautifully underscores humanity’s insignificance in nature’s vastness.

Directed by Justin Bigart – Filming & Editing by Nathan Norby

Reflecting on the track, Justin Bigart reveals: “‘Atmosphere’ represents a new phase of my songwriting, with a more complex form and my most raw and vulnerable vocal performance to date.”

Truly, the song captures the essence of wandering, seeking, and embracing vulnerability, inviting listeners to join Bigart on his voluntary exile into the depths of emotion.

Photo by Nathan Norby

The album Pretty Dopamine Bullets is a groundbreaking concept project that pushes the boundaries of audiovisual storytelling. Each track within the album is designated as a ‘chapter,’ with Atmosphere serving as the sixth installment.

Bigart’s musical world is deeply rooted in his surroundings and personal experiences. Influenced by Americana and gospel, his upbringing in Montana and his current life split between the mountains of Bozeman and the deserts of Joshua Tree, CA, serve as constant sources of inspiration.

Photo by Nathan Norby

As additional chapters of Pretty Dopamine Bullets are scheduled for release, the album promises to culminate in a captivating exploration of human emotion and experience, solidifying Justin Bigart’s place as a true pioneer in the realm of alternative rock.

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