Today, New Noise Magazine is hosting the premiere of the official music video for “Flat Line (Feat. Tanner Merritt of O’Brother)”. Fans can see the video now at this link: https://bit.ly/2BXjrDD
The song is taken from Rebirth– the new album from The Jon Hill Project, which was released earlier this year.
Speaking to the music video, Jon Hill said, “It’s (the music video) intense & very dark but I hope it can help another addict to relate & feel hope or show people the reality of the extreme lows this path leads you.”
“I made a decision while in rehab right after my dad got me to use my voice for purpose and try to help as many people as I can however that might be.” he continued. “I’m not perfect and recovery is a process with trial and error involved. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you get weak. Keep fighting everyday & reach out to people who won’t judge your situation and who have experience in making it out.”
The Jon Hill Project comes from the mind of percussionist and songwriter Jon Hill. In 2016, Jon joined forces with Spencer Bradham, in-demand producer & lead songwriter, as well as Spencer Gill, songwriter & guitarist from Tides of Man, to develop the album Rebirth, which touches upon his struggle with addiction, the end of his nine-year marriage to make-up artist, Jaclyn Hill, and his hope for a new chance at life. Rebirth is out now. Fans can read more about the project on Billboard: https://bit.ly/2QGMzDo
The trio of songwriters handpicked eleven highly esteemed front man legends who helped pave the way in post-rock, indie and alternative to lyrically and melodically communicate Jon’s sentiments of both pain and hope: Aaron Marsh from Copeland, Brennan Taulbee from Polyenso, Nate Barcalow from Finch, Tilian Pearson from Dance Gavin Dance, Donovan Melero from Hail the Sun, Keith Goodwin from Good Old War, Kerry Courtney from Goodnight Neverland, Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter, Michael McGough from Being as an Ocean, Tanner Merritt from O’Brother and Nathan Hussey from All Get Out.
Pulling from his deeply seated struggle during the two years of writing this record, each song paints a new picture into Jon’s soul that resonates with anyone who has ever come full circle in love and loss. In some songs, you can hear true anguish in his thunderous drumming sprinkled with the haunting melodies and pain driven vocals of guest singers. Yet, in others, you feel his sense of hope in his rhythmic brilliance intensified by endearing vocals and verses. Needless to say, the entire record is a playground of emotions that is full of powerful instrumentation, compelling but familiar voices and a look inside the mystery of Jon Hill’s notorious, highly publicized life.
Rebirth is out now.
1. Would You Save Me Now (Feat. Aaron Marsh of Copeland)
2. Grey’s Gift (Feat. Brennan Taulbee of Polyenso)
3. Lesson Learned In Seconds (Feat. Donovan Melero of Hail the Sun)
4. Take The Next Step (Feat. Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter)
5. Drifting Towards the Sun (Feat. Kerry Courtney of Goodnight Neverland)
6. Show You The Stars (Feat. Keith Goodwin of Good Old War)
7. Hang Em High (Feat. Nate Barcalow of Finch)
8. Take Me Up (Feat. Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean)
9. Drinking And Cleaning (Feat. Nathan Hussey of All Get Out)
10. Flat Line (Feat. Tanner Merritt of O’Brother)
11. Same Old Song (Feat. Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance)
The album in its entirety was produced, cowritten and engineered by Spencer Bradham and mixed by Mike Watts at Clear Track Studios in Clearwater FL. The album was mastered by Joe LaPorta at Stirling Sound in NYC.