Classic rock artist Adam Sherman recently released his newest album, Triangle Sky, and he kicks it off with an opening track that makes a statement that’s hard to turn away from. He punches in with a title that grabs your attention, “Justice Lies,” then croons through the single with a guitar and drum heavy instrumental.
Adam Sherman is a vocalist, performer, and songwriter who was the voice of A&M recording artists Private Lightning and lead singer of The Souls. He has been nominated for six Boston Music Awards and has two critically acclaimed full-length solo releases, titled Songbird and River of Dreams. This new album was a collaboration with producer Dave Brophy.
Written in memory of George Floyd, “Justice Lies” is a classic rock single that reveals Adam’s questions about where society has gone and thoughts about what justice is today. The track starts with a high-energy drum number to grab listeners’ attention. It quickly subsides to much softer guitar strums which set the backdrop for Adam’s recollections of when he used to believe in justice. Some sweet guitar riffs break up the verses and continue through the hook. Adam states “Justice, justice is not blind…you can see that justice lies.” The song never becomes overwhelming, but instead stays pretty mellow, resulting in a pleasantly outspoken track that returns to some of the root themes that were poignant in classic rock’s prime days.
You can purchase “Justice Lies” and the entire album on Bandcamp today.