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A lot of you have been asking me what exactly happened on the 31.01 when I was rushed to hospital with a broken leg after a pretty serious snowboard accident. I did not give much details of how this accident occurred and therefore I thought I would give you a bit more insight to what actually happened that day.

On the 30.01.2022 we arrived in Lauchernalp, Switzerland with the aim to shoot a music video over the next 4 days. We had been planning this video for the last 2 months and had everything organised and set to start filming at sunrise the following morning. The night before we checked the weather report and saw that we had some bad weather coming in over the following 4 days which unfortunately would affect our shooting plan. We noticed that there was a small window the next morning which we could use to get some of the snowboarding shots we had scheduled in and therefore we all agreed to use this window of opportunity effectively (so we thought)

 

 

We got up that morning before sunrise as planned to capture some timelapse’s and to get ready to make the first lift up the mountain. After 2 hours we finally made our way up to the top of the mountain to find ourselves snowboarding and filming in pretty cloudy weather but good enough visibility to make our way down the mountain a few times so I could get some shots boarding my brother. It was about time for lunch when we decided that we would do our last run down as the weather was getting worse minute by minute, making it very difficult for us to see. As we made our way down filming the last run, we got hit by a serious snowstorm that literally came faster than we could ever imagine with wind speeds and thick snow coming down that I have yet to experience in my 23 years of snowboarding.

 

In split seconds I completely lost control due to the lack of sight and howling winds and found myself flying down the slope with full speed into a solid wooden pole about 2 metres long and 15cm wide located on the side of the slope. I had collided leg first into this pole with such force that I knocked it completely out of its placement, throwing me on my back about 10 meters away from the impact zone. I was in such shock that I immediately tried to get up and that’s when I felt the bones in my right leg directly below my knee slide and scrape away from each other like two freshly broken branches from a autumn tree. In that moment I thought to myself “oh fuck, I think I just broke my leg”

My brother called the mountain rescue team but because of the snowstorm they were unable to fly a helicopter to pick me up and therefore had no choice but to pick me up with a rescuer sledge, strap me in and ski me down to the cable car. In this moment all I remember my brother saying was “breathe JP, breathe”

After getting X-rays taken down at the mountain station, they discovered that I had broken both my Tibia and Fibula bones meaning that I would need to be rushed to hospital for an immediate operation which would be my first time to hospital and first time having an operation.

While I found myself in a complete daze between drugs and pain, everyone around me was telling me “breathe in, breathe out, everything will be ok”

 

What blows my mind is that the name of the song which we were shooting a music video for that morning while this all happened is my new single “Breathe”

After a very heavy month I am happy to share this song with the world together with the full music video capturing what happened that day, which was shot completely by chance.

 

 

 

 

Shaped by the two oceans on the shores of South Africa, JPson has ridden the wave of life to Europe and defined a musical style that can best be described as "Fresh Folk". Music that let’s you open up to the groove of the moment, whilst forgetting the troubles of daily life.

Having taught himself to play the guitar on the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa, JPson spent his youth surfing the Atlantic Ocean and exploring vast musical territory, yielding his very own sunbaked infusion of Folk & Roots music. Through his lyrics JPson shares the essence of life that drives him around the world and the lessons he learns whilst traveling. Not only is his music incredibly uplifting but his rhythms and beats will get you grooving in a festive and unifying spirit, bound to inspire reflection and new connection.

 

 

JPson left South Africa right after school to go discover his European roots inheritated from his Swiss father. What seemed like a 10- month joy trip away from home turned into a 10-year journey around Europe, which JP refers to as his University of life. Through his travels he realised on a regular basis how he would constantly find peace within lyrics and melodies. Even though the life of a wary traveler can sometimes be extremely tiring, he would often gather warmth and support from the music he listened to and find guidance in the music he created.

Guidance that taught him how to open up, to be happy and live life to the fullest as it is a wonderful gift that should be cherished with every single breath.

Since 2017 JPson has released 3 EPs (Coming Home, Children of the Light and A Whole New Road), performed over 150 shows in Europe supporting acts such as Bukahara, Sean Koch, Will and the People, Jon and Roy and Current Swell, including his own sold out headline shows, toped the Submit Hub TOP 50 FOLK CHARTS, reached #36 with his single “A Whole New Road” on the German College airplay charts including features by major German radio stations such as SWR3, and accumulated over 1.5 million streams on Spotify without a debut album or any label support. JPson is now ready to share his 4th independent EP release “Wolves at War” with the world which will be out in September 2021.

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Shaped by the two oceans on the shores of South Africa, JPson has ridden the wave of life to Europe and defined a musical style that can best be described as “Fresh Roots Folk". Music that let’s you open up to the groove of the moment, whilst forgetting the troubles of daily life.

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ABOUT

 

THE STORY UNTOLD

A lot of you have been asking me what exactly happened on the 31.01 when I was rushed to hospital with a broken leg after a pretty serious snowboard accident. I did not give much details of how this accident occurred and therefore I thought I would give you a bit more insight to what actually happened that day.

On the 30.01.2022 we arrived in Lauchernalp, Switzerland with the aim to shoot a music video over the next 4 days. We had been planning this video for the last 2 months and had everything organised and set to start filming at sunrise the following morning. The night before we checked the weather report and saw that we had some bad weather coming in over the following 4 days which unfortunately would affect our shooting plan. We noticed that there was a small window the next morning which we could use to get some of the snowboarding shots we had scheduled in and therefore we all agreed to use this window of opportunity effectively (so we thought)

 

 

We got up that morning before sunrise as planned to capture some timelapse’s and to get ready to make the first lift up the mountain. After 2 hours we finally made our way up to the top of the mountain to find ourselves snowboarding and filming in pretty cloudy weather but good enough visibility to make our way down the mountain a few times so I could get some shots boarding my brother. It was about time for lunch when we decided that we would do our last run down as the weather was getting worse minute by minute, making it very difficult for us to see. As we made our way down filming the last run, we got hit by a serious snowstorm that literally came faster than we could ever imagine with wind speeds and thick snow coming down that I have yet to experience in my 23 years of snowboarding.

 

In split seconds I completely lost control due to the lack of sight and howling winds and found myself flying down the slope with full speed into a solid wooden pole about 2 metres long and 15cm wide located on the side of the slope. I had collided leg first into this pole with such force that I knocked it completely out of its placement, throwing me on my back about 10 meters away from the impact zone. I was in such shock that I immediately tried to get up and that’s when I felt the bones in my right leg directly below my knee slide and scrape away from each other like two freshly broken branches from a autumn tree. In that moment I thought to myself “oh fuck, I think I just broke my leg”

My brother called the mountain rescue team but because of the snowstorm they were unable to fly a helicopter to pick me up and therefore had no choice but to pick me up with a rescuer sledge, strap me in and ski me down to the cable car. In this moment all I remember my brother saying was “breathe JP, breathe”

After getting X-rays taken down at the mountain station, they discovered that I had broken both my Tibia and Fibula bones meaning that I would need to be rushed to hospital for an immediate operation which would be my first time to hospital and first time having an operation.

While I found myself in a complete daze between drugs and pain, everyone around me was telling me “breathe in, breathe out, everything will be ok”

 

What blows my mind is that the name of the song which we were shooting a music video for that morning while this all happened is my new single “Breathe”

After a very heavy month I am happy to share this song with the world together with the full music video capturing what happened that day, which was shot completely by chance.

 

 

 

 

Shaped by the two oceans on the shores of South Africa, JPson has ridden the wave of life to Europe and defined a musical style that can best be described as "Fresh Folk". Music that let’s you open up to the groove of the moment, whilst forgetting the troubles of daily life.

Having taught himself to play the guitar on the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa, JPson spent his youth surfing the Atlantic Ocean and exploring vast musical territory, yielding his very own sunbaked infusion of Folk & Roots music. Through his lyrics JPson shares the essence of life that drives him around the world and the lessons he learns whilst traveling. Not only is his music incredibly uplifting but his rhythms and beats will get you grooving in a festive and unifying spirit, bound to inspire reflection and new connection.

 

 

JPson left South Africa right after school to go discover his European roots inheritated from his Swiss father. What seemed like a 10- month joy trip away from home turned into a 10-year journey around Europe, which JP refers to as his University of life. Through his travels he realised on a regular basis how he would constantly find peace within lyrics and melodies. Even though the life of a wary traveler can sometimes be extremely tiring, he would often gather warmth and support from the music he listened to and find guidance in the music he created.

Guidance that taught him how to open up, to be happy and live life to the fullest as it is a wonderful gift that should be cherished with every single breath.

Since 2017 JPson has released 3 EPs (Coming Home, Children of the Light and A Whole New Road), performed over 150 shows in Europe supporting acts such as Bukahara, Sean Koch, Will and the People, Jon and Roy and Current Swell, including his own sold out headline shows, toped the Submit Hub TOP 50 FOLK CHARTS, reached #36 with his single “A Whole New Road” on the German College airplay charts including features by major German radio stations such as SWR3, and accumulated over 1.5 million streams on Spotify without a debut album or any label support. JPson is now ready to share his 4th independent EP release “Wolves at War” with the world which will be out in September 2021.

SHORT PRESS TEXT

Shaped by the two oceans on the shores of South Africa, JPson has ridden the wave of life to Europe and defined a musical style that can best be described as “Fresh Roots Folk". Music that let’s you open up to the groove of the moment, whilst forgetting the troubles of daily life.

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