Buzzing 19-year-old Virginia artist and producer John-Robert shares his new song and music video “Urs”. He received high acclaim from OnesToWatch and over 1 million independent streams already. John-Robert is the latest discovery from founder of Nice Life Recording Company, Ricky Reed, who is also responsible for signing Lizzo. Listen to “Urs” HERE.
“I WROTE THIS SONG WHEN I WAS A 17-YEAR-OLD DELUSIONAL ROMANTIC WHO COULDN’T EXPRESS HIMSELF AND DID NOTHING BUT SIT AROUND WRITING SEVERELY BIASED NARRATIVES, ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN WISHFUL THINKING. IT’S NOT A LOVE SONG, IT’S A CASE STUDY,” – JOHN-ROBERT.
On the track, finger-picked acoustic guitar reverberates alongside his spirited and soulful intonation on the verses. He sings, “But devotion’s like an ocean that’s swallowing me, swallowing me whole. And I can’t fight the feeling that I want to grow, I want to grow old with you.”
In the accompanying music video directed by BROCKHAMPTON collaborator Spencer Ford, a lone spotlight shines on John-Robert as he shyly plays guitar in a cozy living room. In the visual a light follows him through the darkness by the water, in front of hedges, and through smoke.
Preceding the arrival of the song, he posted an acoustic video of “Urs.” Strumming intently, his falsetto takes flight on the final crescendo, emanating raw emotion. View it HERE.
Right now, John-Robert is putting the finishing touches on his debut EP, due late spring 2020.
Watch John-Robert’s video for his new song “Urs”.
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