From a tiny room in the small town of Westford, Vermont, Jonathan “The Song A Day” Mann has been entertaining the world by writing, recording, producing and posting a song and video every single day since January 1, 2009. Now, with over 1100 songs, 12k subscribers and 7.5 million video views and counting on his YouTube Channel, Mann has released his first Album on iTunes on February 28, 2012.
His prolific stream of consciousness creativity showcases Mann’s uncanny knack for creating songs from a vast pool of popular culture: The absurd posturing of political figures, the seductive lure of video games, the latest scientific revelations and societal upheavals. Random thoughts that many would ignore become fertile fodder for boundless lyrical expression.
A Song A Day: The Album includes song titles like “Sweaty Girlfriend,” “Happy Asexual Reproduction Day,” and “Mix Scalp Genius,” but the arrangements and productions are no joke. Mann enlisted Thomas Hughes and Nick Krill of The Spinto Band and Matt Payne of The Glowing Stars to record 30 new songs, 12 of which were subsequently voted by Mann fans to be included on the full-length release. The project was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign (June 2011) that helped Mann raise over $13K to record the project.
Mann’s videos have already appeared on websites such as ABC News, The Huffington Post, Tech Crunch and Boing Boing. In July 2010, the late Steve Jobs opened his “Antennagate” press conference with Song A Day #561 – “The iPhone Antenna Song”. Mann has also been featured on CNN and The Rachel Maddow Show.
A topical troubadour, an inexhaustible imagination, a remarkable facility for capturing the absurdities of the twenty-first century in irresistibly hooky songs: Jonathan is the Mann and Song A Day: The Album is tuneful testimonial to an astonishing artistry.
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