EDM/future house artist Bo Johnson recently released his latest EP, Falling.
Bo Johnson explains, “I want to make a big impact in the music world with my music, in terms of creating true songs with heart and feeling in them and new and experimental or at least top of the line sounds. I want my music to be played everywhere…I want to cross musical genre borders by collaborating with artists and producers from different genres. I want to touch the broad masses of people and be known for making quality and everlasting music.”
Johnson grew up submerged in music, learning to play the flute, piano, guitar, and synthesizer, followed by DJing and creating his own songs. At the age of 15, things changed when an injury left him immobile. Doctors informed him he would never walk again. Still, Johnson didn’t heed their words, going on to recover through sheer will power and determination.
In 2003, he started his own label, BJ Music, working on his own music as well as identifying and producing talented young artists. However, once again fate intervened, causing Johnson to put his music on hold.
A decade later, Johnson returned in a big, big way. His music has hit the summit of Billboard’s charts, and the Top 5 on the charts of DJ Times, along with appearing on Spotify’s crème de la crème playlists.
Falling encompasses four-tracks, beginning with the title track, featuring R&B singer Evan. The song opens on glittering tones topped by Evan’s creamy, soulful voice. As the thumping rhythm takes hold, the melody swells with sparkling colors, delivering dance-lite impetus.
“Once I thought I’d find / The only one, who was the one for me / The fall, the break, the pain / My only hope was to feel how love should be.”
“Humming Waves” rolls out on low-slung darker hues of swirling, throbbing bass textures. The crisp, punchy rhythm crackles with industrial cadence, while shimmering, percolating synths ripple overhead.
“I Hear You Tonight” features the velvety, evocative voice of Brandon Chase. Blending mists of dance hues with tints of country music, the song is at once both tender and melancholic.
“Guess I finally know when and how to move on/ But you really don’t know what you have ’til it’s gone / And I hear you, I hear you, tonight / And I hear you, I hear you, tonight / But it’s too late.”
The final track is the instrumental version of “I Hear You Tonight,” a sumptuously gorgeous tune.
With Falling, Bo Johnson conveys dance-flavored music embellished by passionate emotions, all wonderfully arranged and produced.