Y’all, buckle up and get ready to ride the waves of Judd Harris’s newest offering, “The Beach EP,” because this Big Easy native is bringing you the beach vibes like no other. Harris, an American Idol Season 4 finalist, has crooned his way into the pages of Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and People Magazine, and now he’s bringing a fresh, sun-kissed sound to your headphones.
So what’s the deal with this Caribbean-infused masterpiece? The tale begins when Harris traded in the concrete jungle of New York City for the white sand beaches of Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. A sudden loss of a friend in his 30s jolted Harris and his wife into making a life-changing move, and when the lockdown rolled around, he found himself writing the songs that would eventually become “The Beach EP.”
To bring these beachy tunes to life, Harris teamed up with producer David Schoenwetter (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Death Cab for Cutie), Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Adele) and session musician Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Harry Styles, Regina Spektor). Together, they’ve crafted a breezy, sunshine-soaked soundtrack for those seeking a sweet escape.
Kicking off with the lead single “Take Me Down,” Harris’s smooth vocals and evocative lyrics will transport you to your own personal paradise. And if the song alone doesn’t give you that beachy vibe, the quirky animation-meets-performance music video definitely will. Fans of Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Sufjan Stevens, Michael Franti, and John Mayer, get ready to fall in love.
As for the rest of the EP? It’s a tropical cocktail of soul-searching tunes that’ll leave you yearning for the simpler life. “Simple Life” is a chilled-out ballad that explores the longing for a less hectic existence—a feeling that’ll hit home for many of us living in today’s rat race.
“Let You Know” picks up the pace with a velvety, catchy melody that’s all about diving into love and open communication. Who wouldn’t want a slice of that sweet romance pie?
And last but not least, “Endless Days” will have you drifting back to those carefree summer days of youth, when the possibilities were limitless and time seemed to stand still. It’s the kind of nostalgic tune that’ll have you reaching for the tissues.
So, my music-loving friends, if you’re a fan of Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Sufjan Stevens, Michael Franti, or John Mayer, you’re gonna want to dive headfirst into Judd Harris’s “The Beach EP.” This 4-song collection is a sun-kissed, saltwater-infused journey through self-discovery, growth, and the beauty of life itself. Let the waves carry you away, and don’t forget to check out the playful music video for “Take Me Down.”
To keep up with all things Judd Harris, make sure to follow him on his official website (https://juddharris.com), TikTok (https://tiktok.com/@juddharrismusic), Facebook (https://facebook.com/juddharrismusic), Instagram (https://instagram.com/juddharrismusic), and other platforms. Happy listening, and here’s to endless days of sunshine and good vibes.