Mesa Luna is the dream-pop, shoegaze production project of Vancouver multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Justice McLellan. Over the course of the past year he worked with Jason Corbett (ACTORS) to craft a hazy LP of warbly synths, blissed out guitars and cathartic songs at Jacknife Sound. The records circles around the complexities of disassociation and trauma. Justice comments “If a photograph was taken with a slow shutter speed and you moved your body, there would be this Russian doll, ghostly effect created with your movement. I imagine trauma does something similar thing to someones personality. The more uncomfortable, the farther the ghost you would occupy creating distance between yourself and the present. My personal goal making this record was to ground myself, see myself in focus and work past that oscillating mode by confronting certain aspects of my childhood.”. After releasing a well received EP this year with Blue J, releasing various singles with his other band Harlequin Gold and finishing his debut studio album as Mesa Luna; Justice proves himself to be a creative force and artist to keep an eye on.
“Dispel” is the second single off of Mesa Luna’s debut full-length Lash, due for release on March 22nd via Afterlife Music.
Justice McLellan on “Dispel”:
“Dispel is about wanting to push someone away who is pushing you away- when you both want to be with each other and be happy but both parties are unsure and not putting their whole selves in.