Los Angeles-based, singer and songwriter Johnny Yukon unleashes a new dreamy single and music video “Keys”
Written by Yukon and co-produced by Yukon and Burns (Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, PartyNextDoor), the track is complete with head-nodding beats, hypnotic instrumentation, and compelling sonics that complement Yukon’s verses. “Keys” is available on all streaming services, along with a companion music video directed by Jay R. Weneta, captured in the vast desert of Temecula, California. In the cinematic new visual, Yukon embarks on an epic hot air balloon ride, showcasing his knack for illustrating his creative vision on the big screen.
Yukon says, “This song comes from a real place and story and is about parts of me I’m ashamed of. The synth line matched the darkness of the truth, so the song almost wrote itself.”
His single “Soon,” produced by Jenius (Travis Scott, Jack Harlow, Pop Smoke), was also accompanied by an official video directed by Brendan Vaughan (Lil Yachty, Oliver Tree, Charlie Puth), which finds the artist in isolation as the lone crewmember on a fishing boat. Doubling as an offshoot of his Installation concept, Flight Plan 001 speaks both to Yukon’s lifelong fascination with aviation and opens a different channel for his endless creativity.
Johnny’s influence only amplified throughout the pandemic, co-writing Internet Money’s multiplatinum mega-smash “Lemonade” [feat. Gunna, Don Toliver, & NAV], Skepta & Pop Smoke’s F9 soundtrack standout “Lane Switcha” [feat. A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, & Project Pat], and co-producing “Trauma” from PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Partymobile, which bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.
Signing to Elektra in early 2021, Yukon continued to write and record at a prolific pace, distilling post-breakup feelings, isolation, and hope into the sonic architecture. He is also currently in the studio working on new original music. Stay tuned for more to come.