Jon Gomm, the UK based acoustic guitar virtuoso, has shared the video for latest single ‘The Ghost Inside You’ taken from his recent album on Kscope, The Faintest Idea.
As with the previous videos in the series, Jon has collaborated with The Samsara Collective to film in the stunning setting of Niamos Radical Arts Theatre, Manchester, to showcase the immersive and expressive emotional quality of his music.
The instrumental video features the new JGM10 guitar Gomm has developed with Ibanez Guitars: A company he grew up admiring as the designers of electric guitars for his teen guitar idols.
“To have been on this adventure with my childhood dream guitar company, to design a guitar perfect for modern fingerstyle guitar playing… I do not deserve it.”
Gomm becomes the first ever acoustic guitarist to develop a signature model with them.
When most people look at an acoustic guitar, they see exactly that – a wooden box with strings. As one of the pioneers of the modern fingerstyle sound, however, Jon Gomm has a rare gift for turning one instrument into what feels like an entire orchestra…
The Blackpool-born singer-songwriter’s 2003 home-recorded debut, Hypertension, was nothing short of a musical revelation: drumming beats, tapping chords and striking harmonics on his acoustic underneath that warm, soulful voice.
Perhaps one of the greatest surprises with The Faintest Idea is how it contrasts the incredible human warmth of Gomm’s acoustic articulation with more icy affairs, thanks to the synth parts and production work from Australian musician Andy Sorenson. Instead of a war between man and machine, the collaboration delicately cross-pollinates simple honesty with more forward-thinking atmospheres. It is a contemporary masterpiece – rich in its sense of paths travelled and roads taken, while also daring to gaze into the unexpected future.
The album is complimented by the delicate hand drawn pen and ink cover art created by Lee Zimmerman.
The Faintest Idea is out now on CD, double LP, digital and as a stunning limited edition deluxe 3 disc hardback book edition which will feature – CD1 – The Faintest Idea album, CD 2 – The Naked Artist Mix – a stripped back version of the album; a DVD containing6 exclusive performances filmed in a medieval church, guitar technique presentations, a 35 minute Jon Gomm interview, song description videos and The Faintest Idea in high resolution stereo audio. The beautiful book features Lee Zimmerman illustrations, song descriptions, hand written lyrics and full track tablature for the song “Check You’re Still Breathing”. Jon’s reaction to the deluxe edition can be see in this latest unboxing video here.
All formats areavailable to order now https://jongomm.lnk.to/TheFaintestIdea
Faintest Idea UK/Eire Tour
1 – Dublin, Academy 2
8 – Haverhill, Arts Centre
9 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
10 – York, Crescent
15 – Trowbridge, Emmanuel’s Yard
16 – Swansea, Sin City
17 – Cardiff, The Globe
21 – Bristol, Thekla
22 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
29 – Huddersfield, The Parish pub
30 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
31 – Newcastle, Cluny
4 – Liverpool, The Leaf Café
5 – Blackpool, Bootleg Social
6 – Preston, The Ferret
13 – Guildford, Boileroom
14 – Southampton, Joiners
15 – Brighton, Komedia
27 – London, Bush Hall
4 – Manchester, The Bread Shed
5 – Leeds, Brudenell Social
16 – Runcorn, Brindley Theatre