Clayt was originally from Newport News, Virginia, and developed a passion for music, which led him in 2014 to move to Atlanta, Georgia, after he’d made a name for himself in his local area. He was able to make a fresh start in one of hip hop’s hottest cities, and nowadays strives to use themes of art in his writing, sharing positive influences with the youth.
A powerful track that questions how humans deal with love and loneliness, ‘Ghost’ showcases Just Loud’s striking vocals and fearless originality – immaculately blending pop and modern R&B with in-your-face 80’s rock spirit. The video, made in collaboration with artist Aleia Murawski (who was featured in Petra Collins’ In Search of Us show last year at NYC’s MoMa), places Just Loud’s sense of artistic grandeur and enigmatic presence front and center.
Born in rural Virginia to an opera singer and a folk music lover, John Gardner, aka Common Jack, grew up with his parents’ eclectic musical tastes shaping his sound and imagination. It was this musical foundation, and his training as an actor at Ithaca College, which prepared for the role of a lifetime, in the Broadway show, ‘Once’.