London, ON-based pop musician, Bungalow Jonathan has unveiled a video for his single, “James Murphy“. The single is said to land somewhere in the valley between charming and chilling. If you like what you hear, be sure to stay tuned for his debut EP, which is set to drop later this year.
Check out the video below and find out more about Bungalow Jonathan via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Jacob Anstey. I live in London, Ontario. I release my solo music under the name Bungalow Jonathan. I also play in a punk band called Jean Daddy.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
With Bungalow Jonathan I try to write songs using approaches that aren’t comfortable to me. Through the process, I’ve virtually abandoned my guitar and start from scratch with samples and synthesizers. I’m learning production as I go. Unlike my previous projects, Bungalow is goofy, pop-infused and a bit absurd.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I have not performed solo yet. It’s important to me to put together a live show that is interesting and layered, I want to have all the aspects of it down pat before I book a gig. With Jean Daddy, our shows are frantic and engaging. I want to bring this energy into my solo performances.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Listen to “James Murphy” – it’s the only song of mine that’s released.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Right now I love James Wyatt Crosby, Roy, FET.NAT & Dboy. I’d also like to shout out the Thunder Queens from London, ON.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.