Renowned for clever storytelling in both his lyricism and videos, 20-year-old rising artist and producer John-Robert shares a new single entitled “Rock Back & Forth” today via Nice Life Recording Company / Warner Records. It’s the fourth track to be unveiled from his Healthy Baby Boy, Part 1 project, now set for release on April 2, 2021. Listen to “Rock Back & Forth”HERE. Pre-order/Pre-save Healthy Baby Boy, Part 1 HERE.
On “Rock Back & Forth,” a smooth clean guitar riff underscores his breathy verses before blossoming into a simmering hook, “They just don’t move like you move, they just don’t dance like you do.” In the accompanying visual, he moves in a myriad of ways, attending an aerial physique teacher training session, pole dance workout, and even roller skating by the beach. Watch it HERE.
About “Rock Back & Forth,” he explained, “I wrote this tune after watching Dirty Dancingwith my previous partner. I adored how she was able to express herself through dance. I never felt comfortable dancing myself, but it was a joy to watch someone else be so liberated. ‘Rock Back & Forth’was assurance for my partner. Even though there are other beautiful people in the world, what you love about your partner is their nuances, individuality, and unique style. I thought I would discover different forms of movement to see if it’d help with my own self-confidence. I hope other people can take courage if they’re as uncomfortable with dance as I am.”
The music of Healthy Baby Boy, Part 1 relays the artist’s coming-of-age whisked out of obscurity in Edinburg, VA by mega-producer Ricky Reed and trading a town of 1,000 residents for Los Angeles where the budding talent is now making a lifelong dream a reality.