Daily Discovery: Johnny Lewis, “Uneasy Love”

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Hailing from Minneapolis, Johnny moved to Colorado to pursue electronic music production, but soon came to terms with his obsession for acoustic music and songwriting. His debut, self-titled album (out now) melds dream-folk, Americana, and electric ambiance. If you’re in New York next week, you can catch him at the Bowery Electric for the Tijuana Gift Shop CMJ Showcase on 10/22.

ARTIST: Johnny Lewis

SONG: “Uneasy Love”

BIRTHDATE:  11-24-89

HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, MN

CURRENT LOCATION: NYC 

AMBITIONS: One day be able to weld

TURN-OFFS: Talking drama

TURN-ONS: A person who lives on farms

DREAM GIG: Opening for Nick Cave

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Inside the museums, infinity goes up on trial.” – Bob Dylan

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Jeremey Nutzman (Pony Bwoy – MPLS)

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Soon” – Gershwin

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Rodney Dangerfield, Michelle Bachman, Arthur Rimbaud, Lars Von Trier, and Henri Matisse

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Ornette Coleman. I was in the front row at a theater and he stared at me for thirty minutes while he played ridiculous free jazz with two upright bass players and a drummer.

I WROTE THIS SONG: I wrote this song in one sitting, on a lake. It’s started out with someone specific in mind but morphed into a collage of many relationships and experiences. I set it up to shift perceptions as it goes on. Whether is was successful or not, I’m not sure.

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