Bambibrains is the facade of Jameson Johnson, and comes in the form of an infectious melody and a strong and well pieced together musical accompaniment.
“John Doe” comes as BambiBrains’ latest release and tells the tale of a very personal experience. This is executed in the form of a playfully produced track mixed with sincerely written lyrics within his narration. With a large back catalog already, “John Doe” provides the perfect canvas for James to showcase his ever-growing musical improvement. James hopes this marks the style and focus of the music set to be released over the course of the next year.
Speaking to us about the release, James says: “The process of making John Doe came from one reoccurring question: How do I write a very specific breakup song, without naming names and ending up in some kind of lawsuit. John Doe narrates a personal experience with the power play of secrecy and shame in queer relationships. Particularly ones that are glaringly obvious, operating in broad daylight. Everybody seems to know, but the position of power is so entrenched we collectively assume it’s not worth the risk of pushing back against it. I guess this translates, as it is lyrically quite cynical- a trait I had been trying to avoid… so much so that I would find myself suffocating in toxic positivity, with a fear that if I externally acknowledged how grim everything was, it would somehow allow that feeling to fester forever. Retrospectively, it was by actually embracing the cynical and sitting in the feeling of downtrodden hopelessness that I was able to create something purposeful. At least for my own sense of reinvigorating hope.“
The Sydney-based musician is creating his mould in the industry. With ideas in abundance, the future looks very bright for the singer-songwriter. Stream John Doe below: