ARTIST / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST
Always questioning, always observing. Forever searching for invisible answers.
Justin Kelley is Hownd.
An old soul with a gift for mindful songwriting, Hownd is an artist unafraid to dive deep. Justin Kelley’s distinct sound has been polished through years of diverse environments across North America, and most recently Nashville. Now a resident of a humble cabin in British Columbia, Canada, Hownd’s perspective has again shifted. A degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music has found him honing his craft with multiple releases, including his most recent single, “Honestly.”
With lyrics mirroring the most impactful observations of humanity, Hownd’s music is a direct reflection of his own experiences, both internally and externally. It carries an inquisitive tone towards ethical character and identity; to be, rather than to appear. With unknowns of the future, he falls to the past and finds the present hope and meaning. These themes have fuelled Hownd’s music from the start.
“Always questioning, always observing. Forever searching for invisible answers.”
“Honestly” is the forthcoming single from this mindful musician; inspired by the unease of change, the song is a simple request to speak candidly within. To have confidence in defeat when you feel as though there is nothing left standing. “This tune is about the feeling of ‘what if.’ What if we could pause all the storms outside? What if I could confront my demons as easily as I speak right now? What if I’m wrong? How on earth can it matter so much?”
“Hey, are you okay? Tell me Honestly.”