Sean C. Johnson releases “Daydreaming” ft The Junk Band (a buzz single + video for his upcoming project “Days Like This”).
Contemporary gospel artist Sean C. Johnson grew up with music and church as steady inspirations during a childhood that, due to his father’s military service, entailed several changes of address. Born in Tampa, Florida and eventually settled in Del City, Oklahoma, Johnson considered singing merely a hobby until a song he wrote and recorded had a positive effect on a friend. Johnson went on to release several albums, beginning in 2006 with the first of three volumes in his Simply a Vessel series. The predominantly kicked-back, humble yet confident sound on these early albums had a lot in common with the contemporary secular likes of Dwele, Eric Roberson, and Musiq. Circa 1993, released in 2015, added some diversions into harder, more pointed material, but his faith remained the foundation.
Neoteric soul. A sound that is uncommonly defined by the radical message in ones lyrics which inspires the heart of the listener. But for Sean C Johnson, it’s just another form of sharing his testimony. At first glance, one might not envision this former Air Force Staff Sergeant as a soul singer – no afro blowing in the wind and no “tortured genius” look. He does, however, have his own unique vibe – an unsuspecting and compassionate demeanor that produces a sound that draws you in. Sean offers music that lyrically takes the listener deep into the Word, flowing hypnotically over neoteric soul ballads and hip hop beats.
Sean’s musical influences begin with Quartet legends like The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Fairfield Four, and The Canton Spirituals. Growing up in a family of singers (Mother was a music teacher) Sean spent Sunday dinners singing along to The Winans, The Clark Sisters, and Sam Cooke. As his musical palette expanded he begin to gravitate to soul-inspired artists such as D’Angelo, The Roots, John Legend, and Anthony Hamilton. Falling in love with the essence of these sounds, Sean melded these genres to form his own brand of neoteric soul music.
Sean C Johnson has received national recognition as a ground-breaking artist of his generation. Being named as one of the top 10 best albums by Soultracks.com, receiving Album of the Year and Singer of the Year by Kingdom Choice Awards, and Album of the Year by Gospel Blue Mic Awards, Sean has already placed his mark in the music industry as an artist to pay close attention to. Sean C Johnson continues to create music that changes the hearers into doers and leaves a lasting impression on his fans. 2016 is anticipated to be a great year for Sean C Johnson as he continues to share his neoteric soul sound to the masses while working on his next project.
Produced by: Wayne Valentine
Mixed by: JLee The Producer
Filmed by: Dillon Chase
Edited by: Circa ’93 Media