Keeping Me Alive - Acoustic
Keeping Me Alive
Breathe Me - Acoustic
Jonathan Roy knows something about drawing inspiration from all the things that surround him. The universal, the unique, and sometimes the downright random - manifests itself within his process, and gathering from his myriad travels and connections - he has created something that is both familial and engaging.
His new tunes are a stunning collection of songs that traverse borders and genres. “It took me leaving my comfort zone, buying (and living) in a van to find myself again” he laughs. “My songs reflect that - and reflect that recharge that I needed. Not only in my artistic life, but in my personal life as well.” It was then that he decided to take a chance and left his home province of Quebec for the sunny shores of Malibu, California. The beach provided solace, a new outlet, and new innovative partners with whom he began writing songs.
His single “Keeping Me Alive" was the first song he wrote with his new collaborators, Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen, and it sums up his restorative experience perfectly. The honesty, the propelling beat - all confirm that Roy is now in a state where he is constantly pushing himself forward and trying to better his craft. It showcases his strength as a solo artist and how far he’s grown in his musical career. “I would say that this entire experience has cemented my faith in music. The healing power of it, and the need for me to do this my entire life."