Two years after releasing his debut EP „Coming Home“, South African „Fresh Folk“ artist JPson returns with his new EP Children Of The Light. JPson wasn’t gone though. Having done multiple, wide-reaching tours all over Europe and South Africa, together with acts such as Sons Of The East, Jack And The Weatherman and Jon and Roy, he further developed his blend of folk, roots and reggae sounds, spicing it up with some dub and psychedelic elements.
JPson himself states that „some songs on Children Of The Light lead to a genre I like to call ‚Psychedelic Fresh Folk‘“. The EP was produced by fellow Filter Booking artist and friend Thomas Oliver in Berlin, with help from Lui Hill, who’s also based in the Filter crowd. Having taught himself to play the guitar on the beaches of Cape Town and being shaped by the two oceans on the shores of South Africa, JPson explains „it has been a true blessing to meet so many amazing artists along the road and to work in such an international team in this vibrant city on the other side of the globe“. Following the latest single release One Day, an uplifting ode to what he loves most, supported by Sarah Anne Blake’s beautiful voice and Adam Sims and Alina Shalins stunning music video, Children Of The Light will be out on 9th of August 2019.
Coming from Swiss and South African background, JPson left South Africa right after school to go discover his European roots. What seemed like a 10 -month joy trip away from home turned into a 12-year journey around Europe, which JP refers to as his University of life.
Through his travels he realized on a regular basis how he would constantly find peace within musical 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 heartbeat.