HOBO JOHNSON’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM THE FALL OF HOBO JOHNSON ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 13TH
NEW TRACK UGLYKID (FEAT. ELOHIM) PREMIERED AS APPLE MUSIC’S “WORLD FIRST” WITH ZANE LOWE ON BEATS 1
ET TO MAKE HIS TV DEBUT ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS WITH PERFORMANCE OF TYPICAL STORY
After teasing its impending arrival, acclaimed Sacramento-based maverick Hobo Johnson officially reveals his second full-length album, The Fall of Hobo Johnson,will arrive on September 13th via Reprise Records / Warner Records. Pre-order it HERE. This morning, Zane Lowe exclusively premiered a second track from the album, Uglykid (feat. Elohim), as his latest Apple Music “World First” on Beats 1. Tomorrow, Hobo Johnson will make his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers with a special performance of his single Typical Story.
When speaking on the album, Hobo said, “The new album is a mix of songs and poems I’ve had floating around in my head for the last few years. I’m really proud of it and hope that it makes everyone feel a little less alone and a little more like they want to stay alive.” Check out the full track list below.
A gleefully schizophrenic mosaic of spirited horns, breathy melodies and off-the-cuff confessions, Uglykid immediately entices. In between caustically catchy choruses, his gutter poetry takes the spotlight on admissions such as “I’m an ugly kid, and you’re like a summer sunset in Stockholm. I’m like being stuck in fucking Bakersfield and walking home.” The official music video is out now and available to view HERE.
The song arrives on the heels of last month’s single, Typical Story. Right out of the gate, the guitar-driven anthem racked up over 3.1 million cumulative streams and 2.3 million views of the music video. NPR dubbed it “a completely unhinged pool party for all the misfits who never get invited.”
Hobo Johnson’s clever distillation of multiple genres from hip-hop to rock to pop continues to captivate on stage and on record. With over 90 million global artist streams (over 4 million being Australian) and set to perform at various festivals in the coming months including Lollapalooza, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and Voodoo Festival, stay tuned for the new album and much more from Hobo Johnson.
THE FALL OF HOBO JOHNSON TRACKLIST
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE
1. Typical Story
2. Mover Awayer
3. Uglykid (feat. Elohim)
4. You & the Cockroach
5. Subaru Crosstrek XV
8. All in My Head
9. Ode to Justin Bieber (feat. Jack Shoot & JMSEY)
10. February 15th
11. Sorry, My Dear
12. I Want a Dog
Hailing from Sacramento, CA, artist Frank Lopes, who cultivated the moniker Hobo Johnson after being kicked out of his parents’ house and left to live in his ’94 Corolla, is propelling his way to the top. The half Azorean Portuguese, quarter Mexican and Native American vocalist built a grassroots following via viral homegrown style videos showcasing his singularity; an amalgamation of spoken word poetry, punk, folk and rap backed by his band The Lovemakers. Hobo’s momentum reached a tipping point after gaining feverish interest through his entry in NPR’s “Tiny Desk” Contest, which went viral (26 million streams to date) despite not winning. Bursting with unadulterated sincerity, his genre-defying sound feels akin to musical anomalies of the past and future. 2017 saw Hobo Johnson’s self-released debut album, The Rise of Hobo Johnson, selling out shows everywhere and amassing over 98 million cumulative U.S. streams. Hobo Johnson’s impact only continues to grow with the coming of his sophomore album, The Fall if Hobo Johnson, and lead single Typical Story.
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