Justin Shapiro’s new album, Campfire Party (available on Spotify here), has been over a decade in the making. Shapiro, a Washington DC native, has been a part of the local scene since 2007 and has been working on this release since then. His debut solo album, Campfire Party released on May 18th and has its share of impressive tracks that feature Shapiro’s passionate, twangy vocals and perky vein of folk songwriting. “Brighter Days” is a jubilant effort that ascends from standard folk to pop-driven perkiness, 00:51 marking the transition to a more exuberant form. Shapiro’s general feel reminds quite fondly of Loudon Wainwright III. I look forward to hearing more from him.