Boston born suburban wunderkind johan lenox continues to reveal his remarkable output with the reveal of “Bad Decisions”, an intricately crafted left-pop song rich in the classical elements that has seen Johan Lenox emerge as new artist to keep an eye on.  Speaking on the release, johan lenox states:

I wrote Bad Decisions about missing someone so much that you act out your stress and unhappiness in self-destructive ways. You know in the moment that what you’re doing is fucked up, yet you’re not be able to stop yourself. I also wanted the song to reflect this isolated feeling I had as a kid growing up in the suburbs of Boston. Besides drums, the only sounds in the track are orchestral instruments, especially violin and cello, which I’ve felt a close connection to since I started composing live orchestra music when I was 14. Wifisfuneral came with his own maddening verse to finish off the record, expressing his feelings about self-destructive behavior and not appreciating the people you’re with when you’re too lost inside your own head.


While johan lenox is a classical composer, string arranger, and producer, it’s his vulnerability that has pegged him as one of the most sought after rising artists of 2019. Having collaborated with Kanye West, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, NAS, Teyana Taylor, Travis Barker, Vic Mensa, Sabrina Claudio, Lil Nas X, Blackbear, 070 Shake, Emotional Oranges, Mr. Hudson and others– he also works closely with producers No I.D., Mike Dean and John Hill.  Evoking the youthful bliss and boredom of late-night parties in the Massachusetts woods, doomed young love, and the uncertainties of growing up, johan lenox’s special ability to connect with fans and critics alike make him one to watch for 2020.

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