Nashville-based singer-songwriter johnny was here drops melancholic but energetic indie-rock production “silverlake,” featuring catchy guitars and powerful vocals. Taken from his six-track debut project Nervous Wreck, the stripped back production encapsulates the angst of romanticising the past.
Delving into the inspiration behind the track, he says, “Silverlake is the first single off my newest project, johnny was here. I was in a band for 13 years. We signed to a major label, and toured all over the US, but we broke up in LA, and this song is me romanticising that, and going back to that time when we first moved to LA, and ran around silverlake, just playing shows, and even though we were toxic by that point, I’d do it all again.”
With intoxicating vocal tones resting over an intricate yet simple alt-rock instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums, the track showcases the strong combination of Johnny’s DIY musicality and thoughtful song writing.
Emerging from his time on successful band Runaway Saints, musician Johnny Gates under his new moniker of johnny was here is all set to offer us something raw and refreshing on his new project.