12: Johnny Stimson
10.06.2014 - By Sound and Substance - Songwriting and Music Production
After an exciting arrival with a viral video to accompany his debut single, "Human Man," beguiling new pop artist, Johnny Stimson, shows no signs of slowing down. Stimson has since unleashed three additional hits with "Daddy's Money," "Here We Go Again" and "SO.GOOD." All four tracks rose organically to the top of The Hype Machine's highly respected Pop Chart and, after a personal hat tip on their socials, are proving that he is here to make "major waves" (Idolator) on the pop scene.
In the past year alone, Stimson has been featured on GRAMMY.com, MTV Buzzworthy, Refinery29, Pop Justice, Nylon Magazine, and dozens of high profile blogs and web outlets. GRAMMY.com calls his songs "elegant," with the "theatrical yet sincere vulnerability of great pop." His music is "infectious" (MTV Buzzworthy), and "makes you want to groove out" (Baeble Music).
Influenced by artists ranging from Prince to Justice, Stimson possesses a unique, stratospheric voice that captures the soul of a Motown favorite and the contemporary style and appeal of Daft Punk. Stimsonʼs songwriting harnesses the cornerstones of hit records – strong vocals, enticing melodies, and memorable hooks.
Johnny's songs have been featured in national promotion during 2013 for ABC's new series "Trophy Wife," The CW's premiere of "The Vampire Diaries," and DIRECTV's signature first original series "Rogue." On the tour front, Stimson headlined DIRECTV & Aloft Hotels' "Road to Rogue" tour, a national Living Water tour across 17 college locations, and a Southeast US tour across 7 states. He has been a featured performer to packed venues at multiple SXSW showcases, and has played to full houses at Gibson Showroom and Brooklyn Bowl in New York, Living Social's 918F Street in Washington D.C., and House of Blues and School Night at Bardot in Los Angeles.