Yesterday I was called into give two interviews on British Forces Radio to the UK and worldwide about Noise and the background behind Johnny Wore Black. A tenuous link I know but Noise and it’s video by Paul Solomans, take me into the macabre news footage of the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday. As I write this post, can’t help a sigh for the innocent. There is always a hope that a song will be thought provoking, even if just for one listener, then it’s done it’s job. Irony is always a trait that entwines through the music and lyrics of Johnny Wore Black and the songs, as it is so much a part of life. Having run in the London and New York marathons, I know the process the runners went through and the feeling as the pass the finish line. I also know the military feeling, to protect your country and those you love. To then turn months of training and elation into a war zone, unspeakable. So, for this wordsmith, words now fail me. Peace.
The Johnny Wore Black big weekend has been and is almost behind us. It’s my birthday and now, Sunday 7th is the day before the release of Noise, the next JWB single. It’s an exciting time, hold onto your hats but in a strange way always a bit of an anti climax too. That is not to say that a release is not a very positive time, however, once the track goes ‘live’ it’s then just a matter of patience mixed with some hard work to see what the public make of the tune. All said and done, I can honestly say I am proud of Noise. So far, the reviews are coming in showing great promise that something good is happening here.
On the edge of Easter one and all, almost April and that means nearly time for the next release from Johnny Wore Black. It’s always silly season in the run up to the release of a single, there is so much to do, chasing contacts, leasing with our team in Dead Cherry (DCPR) and generally holding onto the hat wondering how the track will be received. At the end of the day, integrity is the greatest asset one can have in creation of music, so if Johnny Wore Black are happy with the tune, thats the most important thing. So, the rumble in the jungle is here and it’s going to be white knuckles all the way! April 8th Noise will be available on all major digital retailers world wide and beyond.
Just back from a busy weekend at The London Bass Show at Olympia. Spent the day hooking up with some old friends and made some new ones. Sunday afternoon Johnny Wore Black had the pleasure of shooting the first part of a top secret new music video with David Ellefson, who was in town for the show. Had a few interviews and some press whilst at the show and looking forward to leaking out more news as it becomes topical.