for fans of… The Streets, Loyle Carner, Tom Misch
mustbejohn possesses the energy that effortlessly connects with his growing fanbase. Before becoming the musician in front of us, mustbejohn was born and raised in Hertfordshire, where he took it upon himself to use poetry as a creative outlet.
Before his mid-teens, his poems turned to bars, and he began trading pocket money for studio times which meant traveling to and from London without telling his parents. Sharpening his tools by creating everything between Grime, Rap, Dance, Electronic, and Afrobeats, he found a winning formula once he arrived at Westminister University – where he completed a degree in Music Business – and emerged under the moniker mustbejohn in 2018.
The 23-year-olds music is an intersection of Rap and Electronic, providing the ultimate nostalgic feeling and honing in on his array of influences: Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Mike Skinner, Loyle Carner, and Tom Misch. Cult classics ‘Lucy’, ‘Jenny’s House’ and ‘Raining Colours’ have helped accumulate fans far and wide, simultaneously fueling his determination. Putting everything towards growing his reputation as a cult trailblazer, mustbejohn is now grateful to be turning down shifts at a local shoe shop to ensure his dream comes true.
Further plans for live shows, merchandise, and more are already on the horizon, making for an exciting time for mustbejohn and his growing audience.