Performing and writing in bands for most of his life, Ohio native Jon Neiser decided to take the solo artist route in 1993 at the age of 22. Starting off as a wishful side project to his existing bands, it slowly became evident that it was something to take more seriously. In 2014, he began to focus on his recording and writing more steadily and over the next 3 years would release a full length record entitled Do Over. Having evolved his sound over time, the 2018 The Art of Drowning, is a testament to where he as at with is sound right now.
With the release of the full length The Art of Drowning album, Jon of Earth combines a few classic genres to breed a sound all his own. Lush with explosions of sound, an edgy but fun vocal approach, and plenty of pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems.
The first single, “Right Place, Right Time”, pulls you in with its fuzz tone surf rock sound, followed immediately by its vocal hook and pop sensibility adding to the songs ability to breathe as it plays on.
“’Right Place, Right Time’ was literally written and recorded in a 3 hour time span before I had to go to work. It wrote itself, hence the name. It’s a tale about how success is gained or not, by being in the right place or right time, or just knowing people. But I propose, that we can create our own right times and right places if we want to and then we'll find it. ” explains songwriter Jon Neiser of his single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding for where Jon of Earth is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.