Jeris Johnson is a pop/rock act that might just become your new favorite artist this Fall. Already having released a string of singles, his latest is noticeably different. "sticks + stones" is the first track in what he called a "new era," and it's a refreshingly strong new direction fro the emerging act.
The song's build-up is driven by an alt/punk wave sound of the mid-2000s. Just before the chorus, a brief moment of hesitation successfully reels the listener in, while the infectious drop ends up being as surprising as it is satisfying. Johnson's vocal delivery hits the wailing falsetto's effortlessly and creates a raw, nostalgic punk feeling. "sticks + stones" is one of those tracks that, regardless of where you are or what you are doing, instantly transport you into a music video of your own; one that brings to life the emphatic drums and potent guitars.
Most recently, the rising talent has caught fire on TikTok as fans continue to be drawn to his energizing vocals. Jeris Johnson's new era has started off with a bang, and he could quickly become one to watch in this latest alt/rock resurgence.