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Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to Johnny Stimson 'Human Man'

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Pop newcomer Johnny Stimson likes to describe his new single, entitled "Human Man," as "funky sunshine pop dance." It's a fitting description for a song that's rooted in optimism and encourages listeners to live in the moment. It's a vibrant cheer of carpe diem with a soulful twist. "[The song] is the start of something groovy," the Texas singer explains in a press release, "All my new songs are made with '70s back up dancer boom boom moves in mind. I just decided to get groovy this time. Disco started spinning in my head and I think it's going to hang for a while."

Disco never goes out of style and it sure helped Stimson to find an exciting new groove. "Human Man" demonstrates that perfectly. The song highlights a sound that is retro in its origin, yet forward thinking in its execution with a glittery synth arrangement. It's the perfect complement to Stimson's soulful vocals and the song's warm melodies that bathe the entire production in an old school-disco glow.

"Human Man" is the perfect marriage of style and substance that packs a message about staying grounded to emphasize the things that really matter in life. " I wrote it to try to point out some of the joys of just being alive and particularly, being present," Stimson tells PopShade. "Sometimes we get caught up in the mechanical repetition of technology in our daily lives and forget that the sun is still shining, people are still falling in love, and kids are finding caterpillars in the yard--I mean those are things we remember." (Support new pop and download Johnny Stimson 'Human Man" on iTunes now.) 

June 23, 2013 | Permalink