Discovery: John Lensing

John Lensing is an American bedroom folk artist who drew me in with his pleading new track Talk To Me.

By Graeme Smith

Talk To Me is characterised by John’s urgent, pleading vocals and an instrumental landscape that combines folk elements with pop and hip-hop sensibilities. It’s an interesting combination. A typical tale of heartache becomes an odyssey through a unique musical landscape.

A big focus of John’s work is exploration of mental health issues and this is what Talk To Me speak to – the emotional burden and stigma around doing something as simple as talking about your feelings. He says he writes music to make people care. I’d say with this track it’s mission accomplished.

Check out Talk To Me below.