Artist Spotlight: Plain John

It seems that every week we are introduced to the same regurgitated beat with the same lazy mumble-rap verses and auto-tune saturated hooks—- only to fizzle out into forgetfulness. PLAIN JOHN’s newest Single “Do it My Way” ( prod. by Nick FURY)” lands a devastating blow to this terrible trend, and in the aftermath, sets an incredible new standard for all new coming Hip Hip-inspired artists.

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We previously had the pleasure of getting to know this incredibly ambitious artist, and we were beyond impressed (check out our other feature here). To catch you up, many listeners may already recognize PLAIN JOHN’s highly revered body of work under his producer pseudonym “Nick FURY”. This producer-turner-artist has already made a name for himself with his production work on countless multi-platinum selling releases featuring artists such as; T.I., Lil Flips GAME OVER, B.O.B, Rick Ross, Nas, Fat Joe, Wu Tang and several others. Many listeners are unaware of the fact that Nick FURY is also a wildly talented singer and songwriter. We find that one of the most glaring setbacks for new-coming independent artists is the lack of professional mixing and mastering that is necessary to break through into the mainstream markets. This certainly isn’t the case with PLAIN JOHN.

The audio production exhibited in the freshly released “Do It My Way” is nothing short of spectacular. This is especially remarkable considering the music itself is ferociously dynamic and unrestrained; we imagine this must have been very challenging to mix. The soundscapes are masterfully complex and unrelenting, the clever flow and melodic hook sections are intertwined perfectly with each evolving and ever-changing layer

This is truly a milestone and an accomplishment for this artist. When approaching newly released music, it’s hard to do so without inherent criticism. It has become tiresome and mundane within the current culture of Pop dominated music. We, as listeners, are exposed to the same formulaic, cookie-cutter, copy of a copy of a copy brand of artists. Though these types of artists have brilliantly perfected the ability to produce safe, catchy, and infectious music; they ultimately amount to being entirely forgettable— certain to be replaced by the next musical clone.

The FIRE track is the perfect mood-setter. The track begins immediately with a sort of reggae-inspired guitar, opening up to a perfectly crafted beat. The hard hitting vocals enter immediately carrying substance and exuding confidence. The track is fantastically sequenced in a way that maintains the listener’s interest, with each layer capturing its own space, but never distracting from each other. PLAIN JOHN’s “Do it My Way” is a refreshingly unpredictable experience from beginning to end. This track oozes substance, musical ambition, and fearless creativity. Not only is it polished and meticulously crafted, but it is sequenced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. This release is definitely a trend-setter and sets an unbelievably high standard for indie artists hoping to break through in the scene.

The undefinable, unrelenting, ever-evolving PLAIN JOHN is almost guaranteed to continue his steady rise to prominence with the release of this brilliantly undefinable, yet insanely track.

PLAIN JOHN is simply an artist you CAN’T IGNORE! Be sure to support/like/share on: