Here’s another new tune. This one features Shawn Berkeley, who lives here in Kyoto, Japan, on keys. He also provided some drum track treatments as well as mixing and mastering. Hope you enjoy. If you do please share. Thanks!
New Demo By Alex Johnson “An American In Japan”
Hey all, here’s a new tune I just put together. Hope you dig it. Please share if it moves you. Thanks!
A little backstory:
I landed in Tōkyō on July 29, 2019 with my wife to begin this next chapter of our lives (in Kyoto). Of course nobody could have expected what these last few months would be like throughout the world. And so I have been trying to encapsulate the feeling of being here both pre and post-pandemic as well as the idea of basically breaking up with the USA and “seeing other people”.
All that said, not long after moving here I met a fantastic person and a great musician, Shawn Berkeley (check out his music Frontwards and Blue Dog Drive and at https://soundcloud.com/shawn-berkeley). Shawn helped me with the lyrics to this one and I’m looking forward to working with him again.
Anyway, to celebrate my year here here’s the first track I’m proud to put out into the world. Please share it if you like it.
Rock on and stay safe,