Have you ever felt lost? Not in a directional sense, but in more so of the blueprint of your souls purpose lost? I do. Some days I am so sure of my identity, vision, purpose, belonging, structure, etc. Then some days I look around and everything is just a giant question mark. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Growing up in our digital age is a hard thing. We have access to so much information, insight, and awareness for better or worse. Simplicity is stripped and non existent. We are constantly bombarded with sensory overloads that there’s always someone out there more successful, happier, fitter, living larger than you, etc. It’s hard for us to stay in our lanes. The human brain was never meant to be this distracted. We must return to a state of focusing inward rather than outward. In the book Greenlights, the idea of process of elimination is discussed. That knowing who you are is already hard enough. Knowing who you are NOT is much easier. Removing anything that does not align with your vision for yourself, morals, heart, intentions, habits, behaviors, etc. That has inspired me greatly and also inspired this song. I think we could all benefit from practicing that a little more.
Lyrically, This song is a reminder to keep chasing the better version of myself. It’s a little reminder of how far I’ve come and how much work still needs to be done. To be prouder each day of the man in the mirror; me! Musically, this song leans a little more on the Lo/Fi - R&B side which is a first for me with some odes to some of my heroes like Mayer & Gary Clark Jr. A perfect pairing for some late night deep diving or any moment that needs a little more color added. Turn it up loud & vibe.
Have you ever met the right person but at the wrong time in your life? One could argue that if they truly were the right person, then the timing of your life shouldn’t make a difference. Everyone’s journey is different, but this is what I’ve experienced in my dating history. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing some really special people that I had to back away from because I’m driven and focused on my dreams and goals. There’s been times that I’ve wished I could go back and redo things all over again. But I can’t. I wrote this song for the ones that still have time to fight for love before the flame burns out. Rianna is an 80’s synth pop song meant for summer nights. An ode to young love and the tenacity of rare soul to soul connections. Musically, this song is unlike anything I’ve done before. I hope it can be apart of the soundtrack to your summer.
Hi there. It's Jonathan. I took 2021 off from my solo music to build a rock band in Nashville called Lombardy. 2022 sees me returning to my solo music with a hefty amount of new releases planned as well as new music from my rock band. In the last year I experienced soaring highs and crushing lows of life. I gained and lost. Grew and was pushed back. Deep change occurred both on the outside and inside. I decided to write about it. We are all on this journey of both figuring self and life out together. In my brightest and darkest moments, music has always been my purpose and my hope. I've always tried to write upbeat and fun music, but I thought it was time to really sink my teeth into lyrics and music that could inspire hope in others. "Unbroken" is an uplifting anthem about the battles of mental health, anxiety, and depression. It's a song about no matter how much life can knock you down, you just got to keep fighting back. We are skin and bones, but we are UNBROKEN.
American Songwriter Mag Premieres "Love After Midnight"
"Exciting and engaging." "Transports listeners into a night time atmosphere of flickering street lights and open roads." - American Songwriter
A bold and chunky display of upbeat and affectionate rock and roll...as bewitching as it is energetic." "Will have you dreaming of all the greats from the past like Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Huey Lewis, Greg Kihn, Eddie Money and more." - Nashville MCN
"An arena-sized jawbreaker that sweeps you away." - Rock N Load Magazine
"Evokes nostalgic memories of summers past." - E2TG // Ear 2 The Ground