Johnston Lazare, better known as “Johns L“, is a precocious music artist who released his first song aged 14. Today, this 16-year old indie artist believes continues to more in “making music, because he wants that everyone feelings feels valid”. Equipped with multi-instrumentalist and musical production skills, Johns L. 1 In Music e-meets the musician.
- A little bit more about Johnston Lazare aka Johns L
- The music style of John Ls
- A touch of inspiration from Johns L
- What is next for Johnston Lazare aka Johns L?
A little bit more about Johnston Lazare aka Johns L
1 In Music: What is unique about you and your music?
Johns L [JL]: I think that it is the feels. There’s so much music out there that is just Made for selling, and I think that is fine. But they forget about the most important in arts, the feels. I know i’m not the only one who put the feels into their music, but these days so many people forget it.
feels: “a sensation given by an object or material when touched”. In this case, the sensation put into music and given to the audience when the music touches them
1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?
JL: Well, even if I make my own music alone, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Juanse Laverde, Bridgit Mendler and Avril Lavigne inspired a lot on my style, I think. At the moment, I’m being supported by my family and my friends, but I Hope to get a fanbase soon.
1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?
JL: I was experiencing a bad moment in my life. When it got worse, I started to hear a melody in my mind. So, I took my notebook and wrote a lyric, and there was the start of a song. I started wondering what people who are depressed or have anxiety want to scream to the world, and I turned it into a song. When I heard the final result, I knew that this, making music, giving a voice to those who needed to scream their heart out, was what I wanted to do.
The music style of John Ls
1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?
JL: I really love Rock, Pop, Folk and Jazz. I think that music can become purely feels, and not just being strictly forced to follow a line or fit into a genre.
Keep focusing on your dreams so you keep attracting your dreams. You have Nothing to lose and SO much to win.
1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
JL: Bridgit Mendler. She has an album that is just, wow! For me it is pop perfection. But she is not so famous, and her first álbum is her only album with billboard entries. I never get bored of her music. She deserves more recognition.
1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?
JL: Well, I have never performed live, I mean like a profesional performance. But I’m preparing myself for the moment, like trying some instruments on my laptop while I play the guitar or keyboard and sing with a metronome.
A touch of inspiration from Johns L
I started wondering what people who are depressed or have anxiety want to scream to the world, and I turned it into a song.
1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music?
JL: I use to rest a Little, go Out with Friends, take in new experiences, write in my journal or something like that until I get my creativity back again. But if I can’t, I take old music ideas and I rewrite them.
1 In Music: Success to you is…?
JL: Well, I don’t know, I think that the feeling you have when you realize about yourself and what you did.
Because there are gonna be people in the music who get famous and they don’t feel like this. There’s gonna be people who are singing in a bar and they’re gonna have like a realisation moment. I’m not saying that is not good to feel this way. It’s perfect. But if you’re asking what I wanna get for feeling like this, I’d love to see a lot of people on a stage singing my songs with me, I wanna see my songs at number one and something like that.
[success to you…] It could be amazing to feel that my music is touching a lot of hearts
1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?
JL: Well, I’m starting in the music industry. I’m gonna release my first EP on July 28. But I had another start before, releasing my first song, You’re Gonna Lose Friends. There are always gonna be people who think that you’ll never get heard. Some of these people are even gonna be the ones closest to you. What matters is that you keep focusing on your dreams so you keep attracting your dreams. You have Nothing to lose and SO much to win.
What is next for Johnston Lazare aka Johns L?
I knew that this, making music, giving a voice to those who needed to scream their heart out, was what I wanted to do.
1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?
JL: Yeah, I’m releasing My first EP July 28. The EP is entitled “My fake smile” and it deals with how hard growing is. It is the first part of an album that I am currently recording. I don’t have a date for the album, but I think that is gonna be named “Why not?”
1 In Music: Thank you for this interview, Johns L and good luck! Where do we find your music?
JL: I’m on every streaming platform and in every social media, as Johns L, see my Youtube channel link below and my spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/7G9XVV9kQmLQHoeLyAa8uT?si=E9VYd8DbQW-GMqsQvJbsOQ)