johan lenox is no stranger to moody, emo tracks, but he's really diving into his feelings on his latest track "throwback thursday," a collaboration with KOTA The Friend and Lil Keed.
"A lot of my songs focus on a feeling of nostalgia for when I was a kid in the suburbs," he says. "As the years go by I wonder if that nostalgia is just a natural part of growing up and resisting adulthood, or if the world we innocently believed in back then was really a lie that has completely fallen apart."
He adds: "I tried to capture that feeling of ambivalence in this song. I was really excited to have KOTA The Friend and Lil Keed both contribute verses as well. Having started out as a classical composer, I got into producing and singing after being inspired by Kanye West. One of my favorite things about him was how he curates a wide variety of sounds and perspectives to create an eclectic whole, and I've tried to apply that to my own music, including here."
The new song is accompanied by a video, which puts lenox's poignant "throwback" lyrics into perspective, even if it's slightly eerie. The new music follows johan lenox's recent cancel the party EP, which was released back in February.
Watch the video for "throwback thursday" below.