RIAA-certified platinum singer/songwriter John K is back with new single “something worth working on” via Epic Records
The track’s piano-laden production echoes beneath vulnerable verses from John K. As sparse orchestration echoes, he serves up a catchy and confessional chorus inspired by text messages with his wife, “But all the nights we spent losing our minds together don’t mean that it’s wrong, it means we’ve got something worth working on.”
John K says: “I was heading to a writing camp, and I was leaving my wife and newborn son for the first time. We got into an argument before I left which continued via text, but before I landed, she threw me a lifeline and waved the white flag—even though I probably should’ve been the one to. Noticing her grace in that moment, I told her I loved her and said, ‘We have something worth working on’. I told the story to my co-writers. In no time, we fully explored what ‘something worth working on’ meant. So often we are told that fighting is a sign of an unhealthy relationship—and though sometimes that’s true—I really believe that sometimes the fight is what makes the relationship real.”
In the video directed by regular collaborator Erik Rojas [Jessie J, Dillon Francis], he sings directly to the camera against a black backdrop. A mirror separates him from his beau between vignettes of a sledgehammer smashing an hourglass and breaking a cinder block in one swing.
John K also adds: “I was pretty firm on the concept I believed in: a performance-based video driven by the idea of a wall between a couple that needs to be broken down. The most frustrating place in any relationship is the place where you can’t get through to the other person no matter what you do. It’s by far the most cinematic and dynamic video I’ve done to date, which fits perfectly with how deeply connected I feel to the concept of this song. I’m looking forward to hearing the many stories of listeners who have worked through similar pain and found their own breakthrough.”
“something worth working on” arrives on the heels of the recently released single “Guitars and Drugs” and winter 2022 fan-favorite “A LOT.” It all sets the stage for his anxiously awaited next full-length album—coming this year.
Kicking off August, John K touched down in South Korea, where his 2020 album love + everything else is certified 6 times platinum and “A LOT” is already gold. On his trip, he performed an incredible sold-out show at the Haus of Wonder Festival. To kick off 2022, he captivated audiences on the road with Marc E Bassy across North America.
Billboard championed the single “everything”and went on to write, “the song muses on connection under extreme circumstance…John K is too talented not to pull off the concept.” Pop Nerd Lounge described the album as “put together brilliantly,”and Pop Inquirer added, “John K has yet again given us an album that will surely have us playing it on repeat.”
Stay tuned for more soon.