Right about now, most of us will be desperate for a holiday. Whether it be to the sun-filled beaches of the Caribbean or the bustling streets of Tokyo, we have been dreaming of the day we can walk across the runway and into a new paradise, and Sacramento-hailed polymath Hobo Johnson is channelling this exact sentiment. Making his return today with “I Want To See The World”, he skilfully shows off his lyrical ability on the single, expertly addressing his dreams to travel with witty flows and blunt statements. Lead by a single acoustic guitar, the singer’s soothing delivery sees the artist enter his own lane of lyrical honesty, as he doesn’t shy away from harsh truths and realities.
Opening up on the single, the artist said, “I want to see the world is my favourite song I’ve ever written because it really articulates the last year of my life. COVID really allowed me, and a lot of people it seems, the time to reevaluate the country and society we live in. At the same time, this new evaluation is far different than the rhetoric we’ve been given through popular media and is hard to accept as a possible reality. I’m grateful for the lyric ‘if you look too hard, then you just might find, the bottom of a bottle’ is in there because it rings true the newfound hopelessness that comes along with this perspective.
From his compelling NPR Tiny Desk Session to his latest project “The Fall of Hobo Johnson”, the artist has been on his own personal journey of self-discovery these past few months, drawing on inspiration from the works of Marx. Ready to show his journey to the world, the artist is due to release his upcoming project “The Revenge of Hobo Johnson” later this month.
Check out the single and video below now…