Jon Vinyl is a 21 year-old artist from Toronto, Ontario whose keen sense of emotion has given his listeners the ability to tap in to their nostalgic moments of teenage love, providing his personal soundtrack to those daydreams of passed relationships. Jon's soulful records occupy a sound that has an air of sophistication and vulnerability. Production sounds of strummed guitar chords and waving synths fall into a soft spot between pop and soul, which lays the perfect framework for Jon's open and honest accounts of his own run-ins with love.
Growing up in a single mother household, Jon spent most Sundays doing house chores to his mother's soundtrack of old school R&B, with artists like Luther Vandross, Jodeci, and Maxwell, all of whom are not afraid to show their more vulnerable sides. Imitating these artists, his brother and manager Jamil encouraged Jon to pursue the talents in his voice. Jamil eventually stepped in to a managerial role with Jon, and the two brothers set their plans to take music to the next level. Building out a home studio, Jon began making music at 15 years old. It wasn't until 5 years later where Jon felt confident to release a finished piece to the world, beginning his musical journey.
His first single, Nostalgia, initially garnered the attention of OVO Radio, as well as support from pop star Shawn Mendes, who coincidentally attended high school with Jon. From there, each subsequent single opened up new doors, with numerous online blog supports, as well as support from the upper echelon of the industry like Noisey, BBC 1Xtra, MTV, as well as Ebro Darden of Beats1 and Apple Music. With only a handful of singles, Jon Vinyl has already latched on to the heartstrings of his listeners, breaking one million streams on Spotify for 2018. With a full-length project still to come, Jon's ability to translate his personal emotions into a widespread commonality amongst his listeners will assuredly scale into a larger body of work with even more impactful song writing.