- Publish Date
- Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:21AM
Sometimes the message arrives at the perfect time, wrapped in just the right way, delivered with a beaming smile. Welcome to the world of Jon Lemmon.
In a time of growing uncertainty where strange forces work to build walls between us, he makes music to bring us back together. The journey starts here and the word we hear is that it’s gonna be alright.
This music comes bounding out with warm, euphoric tones, bright synths and a futuristic aesthetic. Its core is a creative optimism, an infectious mantra that hope is stronger than fear, and that as humans we have far more in common with each other than we often believe.
And this music is all about believing. It’s modern dance unshackled by contemporary anxiety. It's the visionary optimism of a sixties movement. It’s made by a guy whose name really is Jon Lemmon.
Born in California, Jon ended in up Wellington at the age of 19 and quickly found his place in the vibrant underground New Zealand music scene, known for its community-mindedness and D.I.T. (Do It Together) attitude. He found his sound playing underground festivals in the middle of the dense New Zealand forests, a style of music that was intrinsic to the land and the scene he found himself in.
Jon Lemmon’s our kind of pied piper and It’s Gonna Be Alright promises to be the start of an extraordinary musical and communal journey. Leave your cynicism at the door and just let go…