Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
As soon as the opening guitar riff and steady beat of the drum washes away, and the touching tides of lyricism enter the stream of Jon Sandman’s new song ‘Dear Friends’, your senses are bound to take a trip into a heartfelt microcosm of the musician’s world of deeply emotional trials and tribulations.
Like so many of us during the past few years, life has been tough. This is something that resonates heavily throughout every inch of Jon’s newest song. More than anything, it will be the relatable lyrics and storytelling that will immerse you most.
In his own words: “'Dear Friends' is a sorry note. Like so many others in the wake of recent events, I became closed off from the outside world, and neglected some of the most important people in my life - my friends, my family, my partner.
A global epidemic has forced some of us into our shells and reaching out to those we love for help has been harder than ever before.
This isn't the first time I've felt this way. I actually wrote 'Dear Friends' back in 2017, when I started to grow apart from some of my closest friends from university, as we all went our separate ways. It was very lonely.
So, "Dear Friends"... I'm sorry I didn't stay in touch. I'm often overwhelmed. This is a song about how much I miss everyone I've met along the way - those who have stuck around, just as much as those that have come and gone - and I wouldn't be who I am today without every single one of you.”
Incredibly, after studying acoustical engineering at University of Southampton, Jon has already built a backlog of over 60 songs waiting to be released to the world. Starting with the highly emotional and deeply thinking creation of ‘Dear Friends’, he plans to begin work on multiple EP’s that will see his music finally be released to the world’s ears.
Initiating a musical venture that is destined for success with a heartfelt apology, Jon Sandman has made an instant impact on us, a lasting one too. His know-how of producing music that gets the hearts of listeners involved is precious going forward and we are sure his backlog of songs will follow his expertise routinely.