Five Questions With Jon Bryant

Vancouver, BC-based alternative singer-songwriter Jon Bryant has released his new album, Cult Classic which is based on his time in the NXIVM cult. The album features his singles “Did What I Did”, “Ya Ya Ya Ya”,  and “Paradise”.

Check out the album below and find out more about Jon via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Greetings! My name is Jon Bryant. I’m currently writing to you from Seattle. However, I live in Vancouver and was born in Nova Scotia. I’ve been playing my music around the globe for the last 9 years and I’m releasing my fourth full length album, Cult Classic on May 17th.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Over the years, my music has been described to me as “something my parents would also like”, “good for falling asleep to” and “we conceived our second child to your song”. I like to think my music has weight to it. I always write with the intention of my songs being accessed as placeholders for the best moments in peoples lives. As though the music has purpose in bringing the listener a sense of peace and Self -realization.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I have some shows in LA, Australia and Europe coming up this year. My live set with the band has a bit of old and a lot of new material. It’s energetic, yet introspective. I always make the effort to connect with the crowd in a special ways . My hope is always that people leave my show having had an unforgettable, energizing and meaningful live music experience. I don’t know when I’ll be playing in Canada next but I’d be happy to have you as a guest at my show, so please hit me up!

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Depends on the person. but I usually suggest “Paradise” or “Light”.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

My current Canadian muses include Jadea Kelly, Don Brownrigg, Jordan Klassen, Dirty Radio, Matt Epp, Dani Le Rose, Andy Shauf, Matt Mays, Mike Edel, Joshua Hyslop, Gabrielle Papillion, Dear Rouge, Emily Rowed, Adam Baldwin, Harrison Brome, Men I Trust — to name a few.

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