Jon Danforth first barreled onto the indie folk radar with his 2017 EP, This Could Change. Since the forward-driving Americana of that first release, the Dallas singer-songwriter’s sound has evolved into an eclectic, ethereal, and rock-tinged take on largely folk-informed music. The end result is something along the lines of Blind Pilot circa We Are the Tide, or in Jim James and the many psych-tinged musical hats that he’s worn. At the crux of it all, though, is Danforth’s individualistic heart.
‘All Our Promises’ would attest to this. Rising into an explosive, percussive crescendo, its anthemic melodies are offered well to Danforth’s complex message of commitment. The artist expressed, “This song explores the idea of change in the context of a long-term relationship. How do two people stay committed to each other when they will both change in many different ways over the years?”
‘All Our Promises’ features on Danforth’s upcoming 2020 EP, Seasons.
Words by: Jonathan Frahm