Jon Germain Talks About His Upcoming “Enigma” Album and More

Jon GermainBroadcaster Jon Germain talks to us about his music and sophomore album “Enigma,” to be released worldwide on July 26.

Enigma?

Enigma is a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious and it’s my second album which will be released on the 26th of July. I started recording Enigma right after I released “This Is Who I Am” in 2000 and it took me close to three years to record the album. I have fifteen songs songs on it.

I went to visit Nana Fynn and he told me how powerful “In My Head” as a song was, and also confessed if someone had told him Jon Germain was going to record a song he wouldn’t believe it would be this good. He continued to describe me as an Enigma and I thought that will pass for an album title.

Who else is on the album?

It features Chemphe, D Black, Lighter, UK Dance Group Superfly and UK singer CeCe. It has the R&B, Rock, Dance and Pop feel of the first album. The first single “Tell Me” was dropped with a video and was ranked eighth best love songs by Atlantic USA. In January we released “In Her Arms”, and we have songs like “Thinking You”, “Monday” which features Superfly, and “Breathless” coming.

What’s the difference between “Enigma” and “This Is Who I Am?”

I set out to record a fantastic album with “Enigma” so most of the songs were created as art for people to appreciate and enjoy the album but with “This Is Who I Am”, it was about my past relationships both good and bad.

“This Is Who I Am” was released for people to know I could sing. I recorded a few songs and then Kaywa was like why don’t we record a whole album and we did it. With “Enigma” – I took my time out to record an album, so with writing, its high up there and with quality production, it’s high up there and my singing has become much better. And most of the songs were recorded live while most songs have been recorded over and over again just to get everything on point.

What’s your most personal song on “Enigma”?

That will be “Forever” produced by Kaywa. With “Forever”, I was on a train in South London going to town and it just hit me and this is about 20 years ago. It’s about someone hurting you but you can’t just let them go. I have been in that situation so many times and relate to that song the most.

Broadcasting and music; any difference?

The difference is that I talk with a deep voice when am broadcasting but sing with a small voice and people wonder how that’s able to happen. I have done radio for 16 years and TV for 12 years but the music has taken my brand further than my broadcasting.

Expectations ahead of July 26?

I think this is the album people will get to know Jon Germain more. They will get to understand me more. This album has gone through a lot of testing because I called a few friends and we sat down for a listening session and many suggest I split the songs and make two albums. I also sent it out to several other people both home and abroad and one American music manager couldn’t believe I was living in Africa with such a voice and talent.

 By: Abdullai Isshak/enewsgh.com

Broadcaster Jon Germain talks to us about his music and sophomore album “Enigma,” to be released worldwide on July 26.

Enigma?

Enigma is a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious and it’s my second album which will be released on the 26th of July. I started recording Enigma right after I released “This Is Who I Am” in 2000 and it took me close to three years to record the album. I have fifteen songs songs on it.

I went to visit Nana Fynn and he told me how powerful “In My Head” as a song was, and also confessed if someone had told him Jon Germain was going to record a song he wouldn’t believe it would be this good. He continued to describe me as an Enigma and I thought that will pass for an album title.

Who else is on the album?

It features Chemphe, D Black, Lighter, UK Dance Group Superfly and UK singer CeCe. It has the R&B, Rock, Dance and Pop feel of the first album. The first single “Tell Me” was dropped with a video and was ranked eighth best love songs by Atlantic USA. In January we released “In Her Arms”, and we have songs like “Thinking You”, “Monday” which features Superfly, and “Breathless” coming.

What’s the difference between “Enigma” and “This Is Who I Am?”

I set out to record a fantastic album with “Enigma” so most of the songs were created as art for people to appreciate and enjoy the album but with “This Is Who I Am”, it was about my past relationships both good and bad.

“This Is Who I Am” was released for people to know I could sing. I recorded a few songs and then Kaywa was like why don’t we record a whole album and we did it. With “Enigma” – I took my time out to record an album, so with writing, its high up there and with quality production, it’s high up there and my singing has become much better. And most of the songs were recorded live while most songs have been recorded over and over again just to get everything on point.

What’s your most personal song on “Enigma”?

That will be “Forever” produced by Kaywa. With “Forever”, I was on a train in South London going to town and it just hit me and this is about 20 years ago. It’s about someone hurting you but you can’t just let them go. I have been in that situation so many times and relate to that song the most.

Broadcasting and music; any difference?

The difference is that I talk with a deep voice when am broadcasting but sing with a small voice and people wonder how that’s able to happen. I have done radio for 16 years and TV for 12 years but the music has taken my brand further than my broadcasting.

Expectations ahead of July 26?

I think this is the album people will get to know Jon Germain more. They will get to understand me more. This album has gone through a lot of testing because I called a few friends and we sat down for a listening session and many suggest I split the songs and make two albums. I also sent it out to several other people both home and abroad and one American music manager couldn’t believe I was living in Africa with such a voice and talent.

 By: Abdullai Isshak/enewsgh.com

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