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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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20-year-old singer, songwriter and producer John-Robert is making his return with his shimmering new song, USMO. Conceptually, the song navigates the breakdown of a relationship and finding reason to walk away. The musician brings his tight left-of-center production to the song, presenting minimal production that create an impact when listening, perfectly soundtracking the themes present lyrically.

Speaking of the release, the musician shares: “’You Should Move On’ is a song about compassionately creating space between yourself and your partner in a mature and gentle, but stern way. It simultaneously toggles between caring about the other person and wishing them no ill will and creating space to be in touch with ourselves and discover our truest intentions.”

USMO is set to appear on John-Robert’s upcoming EP, Healthy Baby Boy, PT. 1. The release will be accompanied by a documentary series, with the first episode released on YouTube today. The series will follow the musician as he returns to his hometown Edinburg, VA which has one stop light and population of 1,000 people. 2020 saw the release of the singers debut EP Bailey Barely Knew Me, which features his breakthrough independent release Adeline. He also teamed up with Grammy-winner Alessia Cara for the duet Fav Boy on Ricky Reed’s album The Room, after reed discovered the musician.

USMO is out now! Listen to the song below.


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