Hobo Johnson used to be exactly that…. a hobo (or homeless) person. But he always had a burning passion… to make music. Not just any kind of music though. Hobo Johnson is a spoken word poet / musician (like Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip).
Whilst living on the streets, he would regularly visit his friend’s home, which contained a very small and extremely basic music studio (literally some soundproofing, a laptop and a microphone). And this is where he honed his skill of mixing spoken word poetry with instrumental tracks to create something fresh and thought provoking.
I first became aware of Johnson when one of his videos popped up in my ‘suggested’ feed on YouTube a couple of years ago. The song was ‘Peach Scone’, and I instantly became obsessed. I went to Spotify and created a playlist just for Hobo Johnson songs, and continued to listen to his music every day.
Since that 1st encounter with his music, Johnson has continued to rise up the music ranks and is now releasing his second full length album on September 13th 2019.
‘The Fall Of Hobo Johnson’ follows up his debut album ‘The Rise Of Hobo Johnson’, which was released in 2017.
I am very excited to check this album out upon its release and I am looking forward to continuing to see Hobo Johnson grow in popularity.