Nashville artist Sam Johnston has shared a new song called "Spirits and Jesus," a balmy, dream-like offering that displays his sharp songwriting skills. The third single off his upcoming debut album Cannonball, it continues his recent run of immersive tracks that have found him expanding his evocative blues and Americana-influenced style.
Coated in an airy warmth, "Spirits and Jesus" intriguingly combines electronica-influenced atmospherics with more traditional country and blues stylings to create a refreshing, layered sound. It opens with spacey strings and ethereal guitars that drift atop light, rolling percussion, creating a graceful prelude to Johnston's verses. He then delivers a dream-like vocal performance that enhances the immersive, surreal mood of the track, before bringing in an infectious chorus. Pairing sharply-crafted, laid-back vocals with expansive instrumentation, this track feels like an apt soundtrack for evenings in late spring and early summer.
The latest from Sam Johnston, "Spirits and Jesus" will appear on his upcoming debut concept album Cannonball. An ethereal offering from the Nashville musician, this song combines influences from blues, country, and electronica into a refreshing blend.