Son Of John Will Still Be There When You Come Back Down

The father-son roots duo share a Nickel Creek cover from their upcoming LP Lucky.

Son Of John hang in there on their cover of Nickel Creek’s When You Come Back Down — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The latest preview and closing track from the B.C. roots duo’s upcoming album Lucky, When You Come Back Down resonates with the theme of a profound relationship, where the narrator lovingly encourages their dearest one to spread their wings and embark on their own journey:

“Your memory’s the sunshine every new day brings
I know the sky is calling
Angel, let me help you with your wings
When you’re soarin’ through the air
I’ll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare
I’ll still be there
When you come back down.”

“The first time I heard the song, I fell in love with it — especially the instrumentation,” says Javan Johnson, who sings lead on the track. “But it was truly the melody that captured my attention, and it was probably also the first song I learned to analyze the lyrics of. When recording the album, it was a no-brainer that we’d record this one to put it on the album.”

Due Nov. 3, Lucky is a compelling 10-song album, offering a captivating journey through a range of emotions. From the lively, toe-tapping bluegrass-folk-alternative country tunes to the soul-stirring ballads, this album covers the entire spectrum of feelings. Its meticulously crafted lyrics delve into life’s complex issues, sparking deep introspection.

In That Feels Right, Son Of John — Javan and his father Johnny P. Johnson — explore the age-old concept that opposites attract, offering a refreshingly simple take on the idea of two people with differing interests finding love in each other. Money Tree originates from Johnny’s poignant observation of a homeless person collecting bottles, evolving into a commentary on the daily struggles faced by individuals from various walks of life, be they well-educated or hardworking blue-collar citizens. Lonely Door speaks to the profound experience of those who have lost a loved one, navigating life through the metaphorical door and adjusting to a new reality without their cherished companions.

Rooted in rich storytelling and an ensemble of traditional instruments like fiddles, mandolins, steel guitars, banjos, dobros, and harps, Son Of John’s music is a testament to a family’s musical journey spanning almost two decades. Javan is a four-time nominee for the B.C. Country Music Association’s Fiddle / Mandolin Player Of The Year Award, while Johnny is has a 25-year career as a solo artist, songwriter and frontman. The duo have been nominated three times for the BCCMA’s Traditional Country / Roots Artist Of The Year Award, and have appeared at multiple venues across Western Canada.

Son Of John’s songs have a genuine connection with the stories they tell. Johnny’s farming experience in Saskatchewan and Javan’s upbringing on the family farm in B.C. are the foundations upon which their authentic country sound is built. Their music is a reflection of their roots, with no pretense. Drawing inspiration from iconic artists like Blue Rodeo, Neil Young and Ian Tyson, Johnny, the primary songwriter, weaves tales of love, life, and loss that capture raw emotions through the lives of his song’s characters.

Check out When You Come Back Down above, hear more from Son Of John below, and prepare to get lucky on their website, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Threads.