Here we are already feeling the first embers of spring and very pleased about that too! Videos for Firefly and Comfy Slippers are in the final stages of edit while the new album is being sketched out beat by beat in the studio in Brighton, well Hove Actually. The timeline of the year is already established leading to the new album release in September and suddenly it feels like there is a lot to do in a very short space of time. We like it this way, being busy with music is good and Johnny Wore Black is certainly busy.
I have been slow to update this site it seems social media is quite time consuming, have yet to be convinced of its value. I miss the humanity of the music biz of past years, before the internet was the law and kids used to get excited about going to buy vinyl that they would cherish, hold lovingly and explore the artwork on the cover. So what has been so far this year, well we are in the edit suite with videos for Firefly and Comfy Slippers, both tracks from Walking Underwater Pt.2. The new album is being written at the moment, tempted to let on about the title but will save that so you cant help but tune in here again soon. Its been about PR for Walking Underwater Pt.2 and digesting reviews and doing radio interviews. The year has started busy for Johnny Wore Black including some recording in Music City, Nashville Tennessee. More on that later.
It has been eventful for sure, a long journey making an album, in fact making two this year. The learning curve is steep and releasing is almost as big a job as the creating of the product. Sounds business like? Well truth is it is. This yin and yang between creativity and marketing is challenging and yet both elements represent a necessary symbiosis. Walking Underwater Pt.2 was released November 26th and appeared in the Top 20 iTunes alt rock download chart in Canada. Then two publications, one Austrian called Guitar Mania and Rockulus Maximus in the UK both rated Walking Underwater Pt.2 in their top 11 albums of 2014. All in all, these lists and positive feed back do matter to Johnny Wore Black and we are all very grateful to the listeners and those that take the time to review our music. To all the musicians involved, again none of this would be happening without you and to all the team at JWBHQ, the same sentiment. Roll on 2015, lets make it bigger and better than what has past before us. Let music make sense in this crazy world.