Just Honest, like his stage name, has a really honest way of introducing himself: "Abandoned by my parents, I still remember that cold, hungry and lonely summer when I was 13, alone in the city, making my own money just to live. In this same town, four years later I would fall in love and write my very first songs. 17, with nothing but a suitcase, I escaped that place and never went back. My songs were the only thing to keep me company, my only therapy, and my only hope… Fast-forwarding the next extremely turbulent years of finding my peace, my new home, and my real self—here I am. My name is Just Honest."
His difficult background paved the way for the release of his debut album 'No Love No Hate'. It embarks on an exploration of the transformative power of love and acceptance.
The album's lead single and video, "i had no parents", offers an unflinchingly honest look at Just Honest's lifelong struggle with self-reliance and the absence of parental support. It captures the profound loneliness and yearning for unconditional love.
The album also reflects the artist's first major dating experience, making it relatable for a lot of people. It mirrors the rollercoaster ride of emotions that accompany such a journey. From the initial excitement to the exploration of insecurities, distancing, bitterness, and, finally, finding peace and moving on, Just Honest takes listeners on an intimate journey through the complexities of human emotions.
In the vast landscape of modern music, 'No Love No Hate' stands out as an exceptional experience. The sound, the vibe, the lyrics – everything about it exudes a raw honesty that's increasingly rare in today's music scene.