Music, well, the good stuff anyhow, is about keeping it real as Danish artist JEONA‘s single Superficial reveals.
The vocal immediacy, balanced pitch and soulful dynamics of Jeona (Jonas H. Søgaard) drives this upbeat single and creates a soundscape defined by an authentic talent. Jeona’s style draws a pleasing similarity to Phlake, Elias Boussnina and Scarlet Pleasure.
Within a modern fusion of a soul/pop arrangement, Superficial describes Jeona’s desire to appreciate the important things in life outside of social media.
Written by Jonas he explains further,
“The song is about appreciating the meaning in life, the real relationships, everything that matters – I am guided by the media, trends, etc. – so Superficial is my confession. And at the same time a promise to myself to confess to a life that is not about surface”.
In Superficial, Jeona recognizes these flaws and dissociates himself from them by pledging to want only real tangible things from now on. Previously been know as JOHS, the single expresses both his musical direction and his increased self-confidence having left a major record company to pursue his own path.
“The process with the new songs has been a journey towards authenticity, to dare to take ownership and stand up honestly and uncompromisingly with the expression that I believe in”.
His authenticity shines through as the live session below confirms. His vocal quality radiate like a beacon with contemporary cross-over appeal.
I recommend keeping an eye on Jeona as I expect him to appear in good radio stations’ playlist soon.
In addition, discover his previous release Highs and Lows (Acoustic Version).