Music Blog covers the Underground/Indie Rock Music Scene in a positive manner with a focus on the WNY area. Bands and promoters are encouraged to submit promo material/CDs for review. Listening to new music with an open mind is important and I enjoy listening to creative bands that aren't afraid to break new musical ground. This blog isn't about Joe Tell it's about exposing new music and promoting new bands that want a push. I also post about any interesting topic that may cross my mind.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Jon Jonsson's newest single is “Lately,” a soulful and sunny track that highlights the talents that make Jon the distinctive musician and songwriter he is. “Lately” is a sweet and romantic song, peppered with compliments to an unforgettable crush, the lyrics are the love letter in song form that every woman wishes she could receive. Jon’s dizzying pop hooks are made authentic when mixed with the smooth licks of blues-inspired electric guitar and the ever present summer-y beat. His warm vocals splash over the melody, endearing and raw, his voice remains the brightest element of the song. It has hints of John Mayer’s and Allen Stone's soulful style and the sugary infused pop of Gavin Degraw, making it a perfect track for those summer days on the sand.
An Icelandic native, Jon Jonsson has been working tirelessly to bring his bubbly and infectious debut album, “Wait For Fate,” to the States this summer. After graduating from Boston University, Jon’s focus shifted to the completion of this album off the success of his first four Icelandic singles (“Lately,” “Kiss in the Morning,” “When You’re Around” and “Sooner or Later”), which have all made it to the top 30 on Icelandic radio. With songs that take you on a dizzying, love-drunk journey through the honeymoon phase of any relationship, his depth and range make each one of his songs a must listen. Just last week, Jon was named “Best Singer” at the FM957 2012 People’s Choice Awards, a respected honor in the Icelandic music industry, where he is the #1 selling artist on iTunes over the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse.