Jonathan Milanes

FRESH: ‘Beautiful Love’s Corrupted’ – Jonathan Milanes

Jonathan Milanes deals with “Beautiful Love’s Corrupted”

“Beautiful Love’s Corrupted” is about the pre-conceived illusion that love is meant to be perfect; and the acceptance of how messy and dark (corrupted) it actually is. That’s what British singer Jonathan Milanes says of his new song. “In terms of production, I wanted to capture a lot of the pop elements I’ve been hearing a lot on the pop charts (synth layered vocals, the use of space for vocal hooks, and being more playful with my lyrics/phrasing)”.

“Simply put, I wanted to produce a great pop/rock record. I have a deep passion for self-discovery; finding a sense of purpose and meaning and music helps me embody and express that side of me”. Jonathan Milanes’ sound is somewhere in-between alternative-pop and indie-rock, he is a self-producing artist based in London, UK. His influences range from generations of musical artists and genres, with a strong pop sensibility; he considers himself a hybrid-genre artist, just like his hero, Prince. His first release of 2020, “Drive Me Away”, talked about two protagonists who is wanting to escape the city that they’re metaphorically stuck on.

The song’s production delivers an aggressive pop-rock overtone, but balanced with an astounding vocal performance that generates the kind of belief one might need in order to feel one’s true commitment in there undertaking. At the heart of “Drive Me Away”, it is a song about escapism – but with an underlying sense of hope for a better tomorrow. Jonathan Milanes is currently working on releasing multiple singles, and has a 4 EP project planned to release in 2020 – starting with the first EP “Equilibrium”, releasing in May.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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