New Music: Philip Jonathan

Hailing from Northumberland is promising singer and songwriter Philip Jonathan, who has unveiled a beautifully moving new single today, called ‘Headlights’.

The lyrics were inspired by a chance meeting that Jonathan had with a man who was conflicted about his life’s choices.

 “A couple of friends and I run an arts-based community engagement activity at a local market called ‘Poems for a Pound’. People give us £1 and a story and we write up a poem for them on an old typewriter. I got talking with a man in his mid 50s who described being at a real crossroads in life. He described being torn between the safety of a predictable road and the yearning inside him that there must be something more than this. I wrote a poem for him that resonated deeply with me too – that night I wrote this song based on the words of the poem.” 

On its production, the track thoughtfully balances elements of indie with folk and acoustic pop, resulting in a piece of music that is sincere and heartfelt and in tone.

‘Headlights’ is taken from Jonathan’s upcoming EP, which is scheduled for release later this year. In the meantime, listeners can enjoy the artist’s 2022 debut ‘Pluma’ here.

Philip Jonathan

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