Summer 2019 is almost upon us, and Just Jon’s brand new single Walk Away is set to light things up in just the right way. Leading with a world-music inspired instrumental set-up, a simple and memorable riff but a hint of those beach-side vibes early on, the song evolves to become the sort of pop-dance crossover that always makes waves around this time of year. Showcasing a superb set of production skills, creative and clearly audience aware, Walk Away introduces Just Jon’s work in a quickly uplifting manner.
Though there’s an underlying sense of isolation and melancholy to the song’s story-line – heartbreak and a lack of remorse from the other party – the music and the way the lyrics progress all leans in a decidedly bright direction. The single evolves to become way more about overcoming struggle – it’s a moment of self-realization and empowerment, and both the vocal delivery and the musicality reflect this beautifully.
The riffs and the rhythm that rains down following the drop of the hook make for a gorgeously energizing yet rightfully delicate experience – this isn’t a heavy EDM track as it stands, there’s a clear potential for remix, but in its natural form this is way more of a warming instance of togetherness – the sort of track you’d hear from across the field at a festival, that would unite everyone in a moment of sheer bliss. A pleasure to stumble upon and I look forward to a few re-plays over the coming months.