JTruthPA – ‘Sunflower’

Philadelphia native JTruthPA calls his music “melodic trap”, and crafts it from a blend of pop and hip-hop, with EDM, funk, and disco vibes. His latest single, ‘Sunflower’ is the perfect example of what he’s able to do.

Still only 26, Jonathan Rodriguez grew up in a community plagued with violence, and began turning heads and spreading positive messages with his music at the tender age of 13. At 19, he left his job as a cashier to pursue his dreams of a music career. He tried his hand at busking in Times Square, and a clip of his performance blew up on WorldStarHipHop within hours. It wasn’t all plain sailing – his story includes a time of homelessness in Las Vegas – but through busking he’s managed to hone his craft.

With his personal musical tastes turning to the likes of Bruno Mars, Drake, Russ, PNB Rock, Ed Sheeran, and Lauren Hill, it’s clear they’ve had an influence on his sound.

The music video for ‘Sunflower’ puts the focus on his lyricism and energetic flow, and his dance moves – as well as those of his crew – are on point, and it opens on a perfect summer’s day, just right for exploring the city, and spending it with the one you love.

They walk past an array of bright yellow flowers, but JTruthPA has one ready for his lady, on the picnic blanket – she’s the only one or thing he has eyes for. Speaking of the video JTruthPA says,

“The inspiration for ‘Sunflower’ came when I was trying to write the record at home and I couldn’t. I realized that the title of the production was ‘Sunflower,’ and I wanted to make a record that metaphorically puts together talking about a woman and the parts of a sunflower in a cool way.”

Find out more about JTruthPA on his Twitter account. Watch the video for ‘Sunflower’ below.

JTruthPA-Sunflower (Official Video)

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