Brooklyn soul maven Johnny Burgos shares “Set Yourself Free,” the lead single from his forthcoming debut EP Love Through It All.
Premiered by Good Music All Day on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the song was co-produced by Johnny and Frans Mernick (best known for his work with Miguel, A$AP Rocky, Foster The People, and A$AP Ferg) for a stirring R&B slow jam that pulls at your heartstrings.
“It’s a song about taking the lead in lustful exploration to find liberation beyond our society’s limited spectrum of sex and love.” – Johnny Burgos
“Set Yourself Free” is now available on all digital platforms. Love Through It All is due out later this year via Soulspazm.
Listen to “Set Yourself Free” on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/johnnyburgosnyc/05-set-yourself-free
Stream “Set Yourself Free” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2ROTK1gJCwNgVBV9HV2qJ0
Stream/Purchase “Set Yourself Free” on iTunes/Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/set-yourself-free-single/1390106124
More about Johnny Burgos
Johnny Burgos possesses a raw uncompromising sound rooted in soul, revealing beauty from pain, hope from despair and the will to keep fighting. With influences from Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, and D’Angelo, Johnny’s music draws upon the core principles of R&B/Soul, while encompassing elements of Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae, and Blues. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Johnny was fascinated by the music he was exposed to by the melting pot of cultures surrounding him. He was especially influenced by his uncle and world-class percussionist, Andre Martinez. This relationship spawned a particular fascination with the percussive rhythms of salsa and soul music, eventually manifesting into a devoted passion for Hip Hop. In the early stages of his music career, Johnny co-produced beats with long-time collaborator and friend, DJ Skizz, for Hip Hop luminaries such as Mobb Deep and M.O.P. Soon after, Johnny would team up with singer, songwriter and close friend, Liza Colby to form the eclectic – soul duo known as Good Boy Good Girl, where his production molded into R&B/Soul. His interests soon turned towards more organic arrangements as he developed his songwriting and smooth, but raw vocal approach that would become an integral element to his band project known as Bridge City Hustle