Singer-songwriter Emily Kinney drops her new studio album ‘Oh, Jonathan,’. A departure from her previous work, ‘Oh, Jonathan’ provides a deeper look into Emily’s psyche and introspective thought processes, with many of the songs written and recorded solo by Emily alongside friend, producer and collaborator Ben Greenspan.
‘Oh, Jonathan’ is a record revolving around an unrequited love for the guitarist in a pop punk band that Kinney once saw on MTV, reveling in a one sided account of a hot-and-cold failed attempt at love. Lead single “Mermaid Song” served as a breakthrough moment for Kinney, opening the floodgates for a wave of inspiration that resulted in her most impressive music to date.
“When I wrote that song, I suddenly felt a lot of freedom,” Kinney recalls. “The synths that you hear became the sonic landscape and starting point for the whole record. I stopped fighting making ‘Oh Jonathan,’ and felt motivated to get it out in the world. I realized I didn’t need anyone’s permission to put out the record or to legitimize my song-writing ability.”