San Diego’s Jonny Dee’s love for the likes of David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson – along with a new found interest in spirituality and peace – has clearly had an influence on his new music. His latest album, ‘The Human Experience’, which was released in the spring, sees Dee declaring himself to be the new saviour of rock and roll, and blending elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, and soul, combined with a rap sound and rock. Essentially it’s a sound all of his own, which he’s dubbed “psychedelic hip hop”.
Working with engineer Sean Powers, Dee re-recorded and mixed the album for which he’d made demos in his apartment in La Jolla. He described it to Music OT Future as “all about self-realisation and self-love”, and hopes that it will be “a guide to find freedom from the ‘everyday struggles’ of our world.”
Jonny’s latest video, for his song, ‘The Man Who Fell From The Sky’, sees him announce to the world that he takes everything seriously – apart from himself – when it comes to his art. The track is upbeat and funny, with a central theme about finding joy and excitement in your surroundings, following a time spent in solitude. Opening with a shot of an oddly coloured forest, we see Jonny laying on the ground, clad in a bodysuit, with a guitar across him, and crystals in his hand. We see him throughout the video finding his way through the forest, a grocery store, and a laundromat, invoking change and inspiring positivity along the way, by way of his crystals. The video ends with him on stage, and all of the audience holding fast onto crystals.