mustbejohn possesses the energy that effortlessly connects with his growing fanbase. Before becoming the musician in front of us, mustbejohn was born and raised in Hertfordshire, where he took it upon himself to use poetry as a creative outlet. Before his mid-teens, his poems turned to bars, and he began trading pocket money for studio times which meant traveling to and from London without telling his parents. Sharpening his tools by creating everything between Grime, Rap, Dance, Electronic, and Afrobeats, he found a winning formula once he arrived at Westminister University – where he completed a degree in Music Business – and emerged under the moniker mustbejohn in 2018. The 23-year-olds music is an intersection of Rap and Electronic, providing the ultimate nostalgic feeling and honing in on his array of influences: Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Mike Skinner, Loyle Carner, and Tom Misch. Cult classics ‘Lucy’, ‘Jenny’s House’ and ‘Raining Colours’ have helped accumulate fans far and wide, simultaneously fueling his determination. Putting everything towards growing his reputation as a cult trailblazer, mustbejohn is now grateful to be turning down shifts at a local shoe shop to ensure his dream comes true. mustbejohn’s forthcoming EP ‘Losing Balance’ continues his streak of expressing his feelings at the moment and making each release as personal as the next. The project follows a year stacked with studio sessions, festival performances and a nationwide tour that saw him visit Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton and London for a sold-out headline show at The Grace. Using his lyrics to convey diary entries has allowed him to further the goal of connecting with his audience, personally earning the reputation as a relatable wordsmith. It’s an exciting period for mustbejohn with announcements, live shows, and videos around the forthcoming project.

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