JAWNY has been included in VEVO DSCVR 2022 and today shares an exclusive live performance of ‘Take It Back’. Watch it here. JAWNY features alongside the likes of Wet Leg, Lola Young, Chiiild and Seori on this annual series highlighting those that are shaping the future of music.
Hear “Honeypie” once and you want to hear it a second time. Hear it a second time and you want to hear it a third. After that, JAWNY’s 2020 alt bop is going to be on a mental loop that you probably won’t want to break. It proves that if sizable hooks are in place, indie funsters like Jacob Lee-Nicholas Sullenger can bend their messages a million different ways. Driven by “an anything-goes” imagination, JAWNY’s music contains vérité snippets of conversation that range from pleading with lovers to chastising managers to repeating self-help mantras. They’re sandwiched between catchy lo-fi rock tunes, often exuberant about their own exuberance, and always damn catchy regardless of how beautifully crazed they sound.
The LA-based singer has a way with the plaintive side of things, too. “Colors” and “When I Fall Apart,” from his ‘For Abby’ EP, are heart-on-sleeve missives. JAWNY’s seemingly rando approach grabs anyone who likes their pop outside the mainstream and brimming with idiosyncrasies. Short history: The Bay Area dude grew up with a “cool dad and cool mom” playing music around the house; he started producing beats in high school before moving to Philadelphia to make music as Johnny Utah, a name taken from the famed ‘Point Break’ character; in 2019 “Honeypie” arrived and Spotify gave it a big ride; last year he dropped the ‘For Abby’ EP, proving the “Honeypie” wasn’t a fluke; this year ‘The Story of Hugo’ solidified his post-Beck vision of whimsy working hand in hand with craft. That makes Jawny a must-see young gent, and our DSCVR Artists To Watch 2022 performances await your eyes.
In the UK JAWNY has been praised by The Fader, NME, DIY, Dork and Wonderland, as well as Annie Mac, Jack Saunders and Matt Wilkinson, establishing himself as one of the most interesting and creative new pop artists around.
JAWNY will be heading back to the UK in 2022, as well as releasing brand new music early next year.