After four years away from the music scene, singer-songwriter Jon Allen has announced his return with latest single “Jonah’s Whale” and new album Blue Flame. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with him to find out about his upcoming performance plans, the artists he’d most like to share a stage with and how in his words, he likes “screaming into the void.”
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Jon Allen: I’m Jon Allen. The best singer-songwriter you’ve never heard of.
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JA: It feels like the streaming thing has really kicked in. Things change so fast I can’t keep up!
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JA: Probably The Beatles. I started really getting into pop music listening to The Beatles as a young teenager, analyzing their songwriting, harmonies and arrangements. Bob Dylan’s songwriting has been a huge influence, as has that of Stevie Wonder.
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JA: My state of mind and heart, the artists and song that I am digging at the moment but mainly I’m just keen to jump onto whatever bandwagon is rolling through town and make as much money as possible.
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JA: It about the feeling of joy that comes from falling in love. Freud said that love is ‘a state of temporary psychosis.’ Reality has its limits. We all need to lose our heads sometimes.
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JA: There are so many. “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks. There are just certain songs and recordings that are perfect such as “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” by Fairport Convention.
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JA: British blue-eyed soul legend Georgie Fame’s backing band were called The Blue Flames. Maybe I stole it from that. I liked the contradiction of the cool ‘Blue’ and hot ‘Flame’
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JA: I like different tracks on the album for different reasons. I like “Waking Dream” because it’s the first song I have written on one of my albums that has an out and out abstract lyric. I like where it sends me as a listener.
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JA: My publisher Wardlaw Banks as well as my American label have helped get a lot of my songs synced in things. In terms of the impact it has had, it’s helped.
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JA: It would be a thrill to share a stage; let’s say The Apollo Harlem – in 1972 – with Stevie Wonder. Singing with someone of the caliber of Dusty Springfield in an intimate venue like Shepherds Bush Empire, London would be great. I did get to sing with Elvis’s backing band at an open air festival in London a few years back and I was a real fan boy, asking for photos etc. The trouble with this question is performing with my heroes would probably make me really self-aware and overawed.
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JA: I am touring with the legendary Dionne Warwick this autumn. I will try not to over-analyze!
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JA: The inner critic in my head never stops. I hate negative criticism especially when it’s right. I try to, as Kipling would say, ‘meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same’ by taking praise and scorn in the same spirit.
TITL: Do you think there’s such a thing as having too much of a social media presence and to what extent has/do the likes of Facebook and Twitter impacted your career and ability to reach an audience?
JA: I like screaming into the void. Please don’t take my smart phone away! The Rat Pack wouldn’t have been the same if they were constantly updating the status on Twitter.
TITL: Finally then, what advice would you give to aspiring artists looking to follow in your footsteps and, many years from now, what would you like people to remember you for in terms of your music?
JA: The maxim of William Goldman’s on the film business can be applied to the music business too: ‘Nobody knows anything…… Not one person knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.’
Check out Jon Allen’s latest single “Jonah’s Whale” below. His album Blue Flame is available now and to keep up to date with Jon, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.