Vancouver-bred alternative singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jon Bryant shares another single from his newly announced EP PsychIdyllic Salutations, out November 26th. Striking a more reflective tone, Bryant encourages listeners to step outside their comfort zone and chase a better life on “Seafoam Green Apartment”, using his rich croon and steadfast lyrics to evoke a sense of determination and hope.
“This song is all about dreams that we have,” says Jon Bryant. “Dreams of making it and the mountain we have to climb to get there. It’s about not giving up on those hopes and sticking close to the people who you love and love you. It’s about almost moving to LA and then COVID fucking up those plans in a big way. The road to a better life is rife with potholes and the occasional dead end. Sometimes the detour becomes the most exciting part.”
Life was good when Jon Bryant got the inspiration for what was going to become his funky, soulful Psychidyllic Salutations EP. It was early 2020, when bars and restaurants were still very much open—and Bryant, while visiting Los Angeles, had dropped by the historic Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel pool for a lazy Sunday lounge. But what started out as a solo mission for a margarita and a dip turned into a much more substantial social affair, as a larger group took Bryant into their party’s wing.
It wasn’t long after that experience that Bryant found himself back at home in Vancouver, with the world shutting down. The polar contrast of going from “being more alive than ever” to being stuck inside kept bringing him back to that perfect day in LA, which had eventually turned into a perfect night as well – so, Bryant decided to write music about it.
Listen to “Seafoam Green Apartment” below and stay tuned for more music.