LA-based Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JAWNY shares his new project The Story of Hugo outtoday via Interscope Records. Available now at all digital retailers. The Story of Hugo features the recently released track “Take It Back” which The Fader called “a dude’s rock anthem-in-waiting, is built around a jacked riff and baggy verses reminiscent of ‘90s Beck.”
The Story of Hugo follows JAWNY’s 2020 major-label debut For Abby, a 10-track conceptual project detailing his attempt at reviving a troubled romance. This time around, JAWNY presents the gut-punching prelude to For Abby, approaching each track with equal parts vulnerability and warped imagination. Featuring four songs and two interludes, the result is an up-close portrait of young love gone awry: boy meets girl, boy sabotages everything, girl moves on, boy deeply, deeply regrets it.
Tracklist for The Story of Hugo EP by JAWNY:
1. Hugo Is Born
2. Best Thing
3. Take It Back
4. You Should Watch This One
5. Tombstone Grey
6. Can Ya
In addition to the July 15 release of The Story of Hugo EP, JAWNY’s 2019 single Honeypie (which was featured on last year’s For Abby) continues to reach new streaming heights as we enter the summer months. Two years after its initial release, the song’s streams continue to reach new peaks daily and have increased nearly seven fold year over year globally. Due in part to a recent sync in Netflix’s hit original drama Ginny and Georgia, Shazams for the track are up 33% over the last month as the song continues to grow (now at 337M global streams).
Born Jacob Sullenger, JAWNY grew up outside Oakland, CA and started playing guitar when he was just six-years-old. At age 13 he began making beats with his brother, eventually landing placements with several rappers in the SoundCloud scene of the late-aughts. By 2017 he’d gained a cult-like following thanks in part to a series of viral videos posted on Twitter and earned further buzz in 2018 with a self-titled debut EP made under the name Johnny Utah. In 2019, he broadened his fanbase with widely praised singles like “Honeypie” and “4Tounce,” then landed a deal with Interscope Records by the year’s end. Dubbed a “slacker-funk gem” by DIY Mag, “Honeypie” has now amassed over 335 million streams globally across all streaming platforms, while its video has surpassed 25 million views on YouTube. Arriving in October 2020, JAWNY’s major-label debut For Abby drew praise from leading outlets like NME who praised the set as “one of lockdown’s most innovative and colourful bedroom pop projects.” JAWNY will join the recently announced Lollapalooza lineup performing at Grant Park in Chicago on July 30.
JAWNY ‘The Story of Hugo’ EP
Amazon Unlimited: https://JAWNY.lnk.to/TheStoryOfHugo/amazonmusic
Apple Music: https://JAWNY.lnk.to/TheStoryOfHugo/applemusic
YouTube Music: https://JAWNY.lnk.to/TheStoryOfHugo/youtubemusic
For more information on JAWNY, visit: