With his debut album Grand Guignol set to drop next month, Jonathon Schultz – the man behind Schultz & Forever – is giving us a sneak peak at the wonders to expect.
A “coming-of-age” record, the upcoming release explores Schultz’s upbringing as a Free Church Christian and his subsequent struggle with the beliefs he was brought up with once he moved to college. As he explains of that time: “That was the first time I heard about the Big Bang as a scientific theory, and felt my beliefs slowly starting to crumble. Instead, I had to find meaning in music, art, and literature. Music had a central role in my new understanding of myself as a heretic. Nick Cave, in particular, taught me that un-Christian thoughts are okay. Biblical themes run throughout the album, and at one point the narrator throws the towel in the ring, and acknowledges that Jesus has lost. It’s the protagonist’s angst in a dystopian reality, where evil triumphs over good.”
Now sharing “Alone”, the synth-y track details the Danish artist’s critique of the world around him and desire to be – you guessed it – alone with a gloriously joyful flair. An exciting look at what we can expect from the record, tune in now.