London-based singer and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Scott, has released a new EP named ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’, which iconises the times we live in when the world looks to come together in the face of racial prejudice and social injustice.
The new EP encapsulates Jon Scott’s observations of the world, including the battles we have had to face, not only our global pandemic but also in the social issues highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement. ‘Freedom – A New Jerusalem’ is an anthem for our ongoing battles and a step in the right direction to achieving a more united world.
“Out of all the craziness, hatred, spite, and nastiness, the majority of folk all around the world marched together to stand up for what is blatantly right. It’s a seminal moment, era-defining, and world awakening, particularly given the fact that this all occurred in lockdown.
In particular, I hope that the video will be a picture chronicle for the world of this amazing uplifting of spirit particularly for the future generations, as a benchmark of what we should be about as all god’s children or if one prefers, children of one creation and of the universe”.
With a similar sound to the likes of Marvin Gaye and Fela Kuti, Jon Scott is combining elements of soul, jazz, and Afro-pop within his songwriting whilst still balancing his day job as a top lawyer at his own law firm.
You can tell musical talent runs in the family as megastar, Seal, is Jon Scott’s first cousin. Jon does his own vocals, guitar, and percussion whilst other instrumentation and co-production duties are shared with Gordon Hulbert.
Written By Francesca Bass
Last Fm: https://www.last.fm/music/Jon+Scott
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