2019 A Year In Photographs

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Each year I take every photograph from my camera roll and turn it into a super speed, super cut video of all the adventures, places I’ve visited, gigs I’ve been to and most importantly, the people I’ve spent my year with. From Glasgow to Japan, from Dubai to The Philippines, Manchester and London this year has been full of amazing experiences, with the best of people, that I will remember for life!

This year was an extraordinary yet bittersweet year full of extreme highs and extreme lows… but the most important thing is for anyone who find themselves in a similar situation, is to look back on the good times and remember fondly the experiences that come your way for better or for worse.

As 2019 closes, here’s a shout out to the good times, the bad times, new friends, old friends, restarts, new starts, lost loves, great loves and everything between.

8415 photographs.
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2019.
A Year in Photographs.

Young Hearts Run Free

My latest single, a cover version of Candi Staton’s classic anthem, Young Hearts Run Free, is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play and all other good streaming / download platforms!

Click the artwork above to be taken to the interactive electronic press kit for the single!

2018 A Year in Photographs

Every year, I take every photograph in my camera roll and create a wee video of all the adventures and encounters over the year!

A picture paints a thousand words.

A video shows a million memories!

Here it is:
2018: A Year in Photographs

EF baby – OUT NOW!

My latest single, EF baby a throwback to 90s pop-dance-ridiculousness is OUT NOW to stream, download and add to playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music + all other good music stores!

EF baby?

What the F is EF baby?!

EF baby is a legit based on a Whatsapp group chat that I am part of which was born from our weekend at the 2018 Electric Fields music festival at Drumlanrig Castle! “Write a song about our group chat!” someone said! So I did! And that someone is one of those braw folk in the photos on the artwork for the single!

I have been writing, recording and producing my first album for the past year which features a range of styles from pop, to house, to disco, to ambient, to alternative, to classical and everything in between: an eclectic mish-mash of sounds and styles that have influenced me across the years. I’ve released a few tracks this year to get into the swing of releasing music, but my album is my baby and I can’t wait to get it out there!

I’m a 90s kid at heart. I grew up in the age of Britpop, Rave and Spice. I loved, still love and always will love 90s pop music! I’ll take a slice of vintage cheddar pop any day.

For EF baby, I really wanted to go for an up tempo, dance pop sound in the vein of that unmistakable era of late 90s / early 2000s Europop. Vengaboys. Danski & Delmundo. Aqua. Alice Deejay. Eiffel 65. My not-so guilty pleasures!

I immediately knew that I wanted a track that would have a nonsensical chant, repetitive beats and a didgeridoo. I also wanted it to sound like the kinda track you’d hear on a waltzer while you’re spinning around trying not to throw your guts up over the carriage next to you.

YOLO and aw that.

After a few incarnations, versions, tweaks and all that music stuff, EF baby turned into a bouncy, housey, didgeridoo sounding, EF BABY spelling, dancey wee track that reeks of liquid gold on a waltzer at 3.30am after swigging gin from a plastic bottle, borrowed from a wee lamb who’s just tried to have a conversation in Sneaky Pete’s Disco Tent about how good the Abba Tent was after raving to Leftfield in the rain after having skipped back to the campsite to wish Emma a happy birthday with some balloons.

It makes sense to us in the EF baby group chat anyway.

And it sounds exactly as I wanted it to!

EF baby is available on all major music stores to stream, download or add to your own playlist!
If you wanna lave a listen just click here or on the buttons below to be taken to a Smart URL where you can choose to listen on your preferred music store!

If you’re a Spotify kinda person, why not give my playlist a wee follow! It’s got all the songs I’ve released to date and my next single, a cover version of Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac which is gonna be out before the end of 2018, will magically appear in your saved playlist!

Til next time!

EF Baby: Released 09.11.18

“Write a song about our group chat on Whatsapp from Electric Fields!”

Once upon a time, specifically Thursday 30th August to Saturday 1st September 2018, in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, a lil’ festival called Electric Fields was a-happn’in!

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I ❤ festival life #electricfields

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A good ol’ wholesome and family friendly weekend was had by all.
Especially in the Sneaky Pete’s tent.
And the campsite.
And at Leftfield.

As with all good goings on, a group chat was a lifeline before, during and after the fantastic festival and it lives on to this very day. Good Christian chat. Nothing shady. Nothing dodgy. Obviously.

“Write a song based on our EF Baby group chat!” someone said.
So I did just that!
Alison. Caitlin. Cammy. Emma. Kendall. Noogy. Olivia. Awd. Chicken. Daniel. Murray. Fran. Josh. Katie. Everyone else. Even Big Rid Face.

Press play below for a sneaky wee preview!

A bouncy, housey, didgeridoo sounding, EF BABY spelling, dancey wee track that reeks of liquid gold on a waltzer at 3.30am after swigging gin from a plastic bottle, borrowed from a wee lamb who’s just tried to have a conversation in Sneaky Pete’s Disco Tent about how good the Abba Tent was after raving to Leftfield in the rain after having skipped back to the campsite to wish Emma a happy birthday with some balloons.

EF Baby is my 6th single and is available to download and stream from all good music stores from Friday 9th November 2018!

Click on the button below to listen or download on your preferred service!

If you’re a Spotify kinda person…

Why not hit follow on my Spotify For Artists Playlists that I am curating! Just click the playlist artwork to open in the Spotify App!

Hood – Out Now


For my 5th single release, I decided to release a cover version of one of my favourite songs of all time, ‘Hood‘ by Perfume Genius. With a focus on my own musicianship and style, my interpretation of Hood is quite different to my previous releases and is a taster of some of the sounds that will shape my first album!

Click below to have a listen and click on the Music Store buttons to access the full track on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and more!

J.O.Y – OUT NOW!

My 4th single, J.O.Y, is out now on all major music stores!
Click the single artwork above to listen now!

J.O.Y – My 4th Single!

Named after my Gran and a nice, summery, dancey wee number, my 4th single, J.O.Y, is released on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music and all good music stores online on Friday 18th May 2018!

I’m looking for as much feedback as possible on the new single in preparation for my forthcoming album that will be released this summer!

Give me a shout on my Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram and keep up to date with releases and pre-releases on my Spotify Artists Profile!

Click on the artwork below to be taken to your preferred music store to listen and share!

J.O.Y: 18.05.18

Click the button below for a preview and links to music stores!

New Music – J.O.Y.

J.O.Y
by
John McBlain

Released
18.05.18

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play + more!