The Alley V will be a very special night for Just John as as he will be celebrating his 22nd birthday and plans to show a sneak peak of his forthcoming LP, “Renaissance Boy”. As an artist, Just John has developed an unique sound through growing with his creations. With a combination of high energy, fast flows, ballad like melodies and odd cadences, Just John’s set will be an engaging experience. Find out more about Just John below.
1. Introduce yourself and tell us why you make music?
I’m the Scarborough Rockstar aka that inner city kid who’s figuring out his way around the world through my creations. I make music to document my life. It’s a way to express myself and communicate with the world. I’d like to create a legacy through my dialogue.
2. What has had the greatest influence on your art?
My environment, my past and my ideals. I’m an experiment of my environment, opposed to a product. I consider myself to be an outcast within my environment but I can’t ignore that I’ve been influenced by it.
3. What are your thoughts on the Toronto Music Scene and where do you stand as a young artist?
It’s a salad bowl with a variety of flavours. It’s inspiring to know that the global market is really starting to feed into it what we have to offer to the music culture. Where I stand as a young artist is ‘out’ and I’m going to keep running with that until it all makes sense one day.
4. Why should people come see you at The Alley, what should they expect?
They should come see me because I’m turning 22 bitch! But for real though, expect a high energy, engaging experience and a sneak peak of my upcoming Renaissance Boy LP.
5.Tell us more about your latest release?
I released a visual and record titled, “Inner City Kids.” The video was a blend between a candid day in the life of a Scarborough boy trying to figure out life in Toronto and a tribute to the inner city youth seeking purpose during a continual fight to rise above the odds in a bustling metropolis.
I’m very thrilled to see how it’s reciprocating. It’s one of my favourite records to perform right now because I feel it’s the closest representation of myself at this current point. On the way I have this super vibed out record I plan to debut at The Alley V called “Mediocre” so wait for my set!
Check out “Inner City Kids” below.
6. Where can we find your work?
Just made a new website where you can creep the hell out of me. justjohnforreal.com.
Or Listen: Soundcloud.com/justjohnhere
7. Do you have anything else to add?
Be you, be an artist and experience with us at The Alley V.
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Photos By: @ADavyRaw