RSS Feed

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

©2019, Nu Music Group Inc.

JUST JOHN DROPS NEW LP "RENAISSANCE BOY"

December 12, 2016

 

Scarborough native, John Samuels, a.k.a. Just John is a local artist, writer, curator, entrepreneur and rapper, making him a true renaissance boy. On December 2nd, Noisey premiered his new 9-track alt-rap LP, titled, ‘Renaissance Boy’. The LP features many fellow Torontonians such as M.I. BLUE, LOONY, Shirloq, Reneethevoice, and Pheona. The different features help to showcase a variety of sounds and styles that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

 

It is clear that ‘Renaissance Boy’ is a display of Just John’s many musical influences, lyrical abilities and quirky cadence. The artist states that “Renaissance Boy is a play on designing your world and holding on to the kid inside of you”. With stylish and skilled tracks such as “Playground”, “Ignorant Youth”, and “Mediocre”, you won’ be disappointed to say the least. With the outro production by nu's very own, Mikey Bonchar, (aka ellis) make sure you listen to ‘86 Hymns’, it’s definitely a polished and solid tune.

 

Make sure to give all 9 tracks a listen, from the promising young artist. Also stay up to date with his venue's upcoming events. 

 

 

Please reload

the archive

It's not that often that I find acoustic songs completely fulfilling. Prom Queen Crown by Rallie and Coal however has all the needed elements. Captivating chord progressions, beautiful vocals and subtle progression to provide expanding elements.

Rallie & Coal are an art...

Not only is the song concept very ironically relatable to this rising generation, but this production is incredibly refreshing. From the chord progression to the balance of nostalgic and modern synths, quirky percussion and of course Anna's angelic vocal tone. And she'...

screen grab from music video 

It is always refreshing to see an artist using art and their platform to an end greater than themselves. With “Our Planet,” Chris Webby and Bria Lee seek to do just that. Their take on climate change activism is more than mere environmental...

Brooklyn Semhar waxes melancholic and laments a family divided on “Daddy.” This track is a smouldering, slow-burning groove that pulls itself along with all the moodiness of its subject matter. It is arranged beautifully, and reflects a refreshing jazz influence in its...

Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza is back! After the enormous popularity of her 2014 house-pop single ‘Hideaway’, she went on collaborate with a stunning array of famous names. Names like Skrillex, Diplo, and Duran Duran, to name a few. Tragically, her career was put o...

Payson Lewis has released an anthemic new single called “Nothing To You”, and it’s really good! Payson has had a diverse career, singing with national orchestras, starring in theatrical performances, acting on TV shows, and now it seems his talent has been channelled i...

Please reload

Listen to Top Music from the Toronto Music Scene on Spotify