Let’s give it up for our boy Johnny Kulo who is back with another smooth AF track, titled ‘Poseidon’.
Just like last year’s ‘Wrong’, the Germany-via-India musician taps into 90s RnB and old school soul to make a song that simply slaps. Every time it comes on, you have to groove along to the classic backbeat and RnB guitar melody, complimented by that deep croon. That same energy even carries on into the lighter verses, with a more conventional RnB-pop vocal over a more modern production.
‘Poseidon’ is another cheeky look back at a relationship where Johnny owns up to his mistakes.
For fans, he takes you through how this song was made: “When I’m writing something it almost always starts with the electric guitar. Even if the original idea was a melody in my head or something I came up with on the keyboard, I first gotta lay it down on the guitar first. I was messing around, layering, chopping and flipping up guitars I recorded and that ended up serving as the base for the track. I sent it over to a childhood homie of mine who hit me back with a hook and a verse within an hour or so. And that was it for me, the hook drove everything else, the direction was clear. The rest of the production was just as simple as putting together pieces to a puzzle cause the song already existed in its entirety as soon as I had the hook. I decided to leave enough space in the mix for me to say what needs to be said in the verses. The drums and the keys came easy but I just knew I had to have Big Vik on the bass to complete the track. No track of mine is complete without August Ingram’s production and sonic design. I also got to collaborate with the one and only Johnny Ganta who created the incredible album art.”