Baltimore Songwriter Explores a Complicated Past with New Pop Single. - Johnny Vice x Johan Lenox: Warwick
posted 06 Mar 2021 by Krister Axel
Johnny Vice gives us access to an artistic rawness that adds backbone to his dark-pop sensibility.

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Johnny Vice is a rapper, and songwriter out of Baltimore, MD. "Warwick" is an emotional and introspective song that examines the childhood experiences that he and co-writer Johan Lenox had growing up in small towns. With a polished production aesthetic that features a massive synth bass, a hook-filled vocal mix, and a slow, heartbeat kick drum, Johnny Vice gives us access to an artistic rawness that adds backbone to his dark-pop sensibility.

Inspired by his father's musical background, Johnny Vice started releasing music on Soundcloud in 2016, with his first hit "Spikebelt" dropping in 2017. This led to attention from No Jumper and a series of other indie outlets, and culminated in a feature in the 2017 H20i Movie on YouTube. Lately, "Warwick" has been featured on Spotify Fresh Finds and the Lyrical Lemonade website, with added visibility from this collaboration with top shelf producer and singer Johan Lenox — whose work with artist like Big Sean, Selena Gomez, Landon Cube, Kanye West, Travis Scott, and SAINt JHN has topped the charts.

"Warwick" builds on a moment of appreciation for the things that make life worth living, as we come to the realization that relationships are a vital tool in any lifelong struggle against the void.

Sometimes we just need to relax.

And we all gonna die
It's okay, wanna blaze?
I'm headin' over right now

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist