Johnny The Hobby Artist releases the new single “Shutdown” is a song about politics, the struggle, helping others, awareness, fear of GOD, and most importantly it is about fighting for your right to be heard and not silenced. JRS3 beautifully illustrates the creative process and delivers the lines as if he is dictating what’s happening as it occurs.
In his latest single and music video, titled “Shutdown” singer/songwriter Johnny The Hobby Artist continues to impress critics and fans alike with his warm tonality, earnest lyrical style, and humble poeticisms – the best of which, I might add, could well be contained within the three and a half minutes this song runs.
Johnny’s voice ascends into the heavens with a simple strut, but beyond his black and white delivery, there’s very little in “Shutdown” that I would describe as being unelaborate in nature. Like a warm ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy afternoon, this is one track almost guaranteed to shift your mood towards the positive no matter how many times it’s been played before.
The music video for “Shutdown” features some rather enigmatic imagery, but aside from its surreal stylization, the video itself is as efficiently structured as its source material is. Everything we see from shot to shot becomes interwoven with the tapestry of Johnny’s lyrical narrative at some point or another, and while it took me a few rounds to appreciate its layered construction, you’d be hard-pressed to find another music video of the indie-pop variety this spring that has quite as unique a build as this one does.
“Shutdown” is a very relaxed composition in every way that actually counts for something – in rhythm, rhyme, and tone, there’s an easygoingness to this song that you don’t hear every day on the FM dial, and that alone makes it quite the pop gem indeed. The song will certainly keep you at the edge of your seat and one you definitely don’t want to miss. Speaking of his new song Shutdown, JRS3 said, “first of all it is me exercising my right to freedom of speech and writing has always been one of my outlets to help keep a happy balance in my life.” Shutdown sounds professional, both in vision and style, and promises to be a classic record. JRS3’s main aim is for people to enjoy the music and feel the music. He loves being different and creating value, and that is why Shutdown will keep you happy any place this song comes up. Music lovers will literally get chills every time they listen to Shutdown. The delivery, the beat, and everything about it make it a must-listen.