Nashville's John Townsend is a songwriter, musician and producer who dropped his first single "Falling Up" in 2019. Now just a few years later, he is building on the momentum of his early successes, including his collaboration with Milanese artist Noktis from last year "In my Blood." His latest single "yours" delivers a sentimental respite from his darker and more rhythmic work, recalling the wistful melodies of his 2020 single "Responsible."
"yours" was written and produced over the course of a few months while John was doing his best to recover from a difficult relationship. The attempt at therapeutic catharsis is palpable, although the result here is more of a tribute to the painful aftermath of a love that was never meant to be. With a dynamic arrangement that offers moments of graceful melody along with the electronic heartbeat of a subdued kick drum, paired with gorgeous hints of vocal embellishment, we find townsend at his most vulnerable. This heartfelt track resonates as a beautifully rendered glimpse into the raw core of a broken heart. townsend moves on from an agonizing moment in his life, and we are given the gift of watching it happen in slow motion.