Brooklyn soul maven Johnny Burgos shared the official music video for his new, upbeat pop/soul number “Picture Perfect” (7/17/2018) via an exclusive PopDust world premiere. Co-produced by Johnny, Ben Lindell (credits include MGMT,50 Cent, Wale, J Cole, Ryan Leslie, etc.), and Rob Grimaldi (credits include Queen Naija, Alyson Stoner, etc.), the brand new single is now available on all streaming platforms.
“Picture perfect is about me coming to the realization that ‘real love’ is flawed, and despite what pop culture and society tells us, it’s supposed to be. It’s about acknowledging how dope it is to be 100% down for someone, through the depths of life’s lows and most complicated times, simply because what you feel for that person, makes them worth the sacrifices. To me, that feeling is love.” – Johnny Burgos
Directed by Johnny and shot in one night, on-the-fly by Max Skaff and Jermaine Clark, the video captures the creation process of the song: “I started the production on this one way before I had any lyrics and wrote to the beat in my headphones, while walking through the hood,” says Johnny. “The groove always made me wanna dance.”
“Picture Perfect” serves as the second single from Johnny’s forthcoming debut EP Love Through It All, due out later this summer via Roc Nation.
Link to premiere of “Picture Perfect” on PopDust
Stream/purchase “Picture Perfect” here.
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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.