John Trescott Luis really stepped into music through the side door!
While setting aside a career in music, he went to work in Hollywood as a sound engineer for ABC where he worked on hundreds of sit-coms, soap operas, dramatic productions, NEWS shoots and Award shows. He never stopped dreaming of the music that could be and perhaps may be once he was done with his “real job”. He’s now focused on his long-desired music venture and doing so very successfully with 18k monthly listeners on Spotify.
His most recent single, “MisUnderstandings” is a Country Rock song that sounds like a mix of Tom Petty and Waylon Jennings. His voice has a Jackson Browne style with a sultry and soulful presentation.
During his first trip to Nashville to record songs with the new band, he was understandably nervous and privately hoped these world class players wouldn’t “laugh at this California guy’s songs”. They jumped in with “Stuck”, (the first song that he was to sing) and the band just nailed it. Everyone thought it was a hit, so they jammed ahead with the rest of the sessions feeling like a breeze. The nervousness was unfounded!
Back at his hotel room that night, he pulled out his guitar and started “messing with a few chords” and immediately came up with the opening for what would soon be “MisUnderstandings”. “I’ve learned that I come up with my most original ideas when I just start playing without thinking, then grab a hold of the first ideas,” shares John. After working on it, he builds the story of a guy and a girl up in a hotel room arguing about “nothing and everything” but realizing they are just MisUnderstandings. “I could have searched all day, and not found, where you’re at”. She’s Miss Understanding and he’s Mr. Understood.
Listening to his wide variety of music you can tell this is someone who has been experimenting with styles for some time and must love them all to create songs with this much depth like the Prog Rock Ballad “Fever Dreams” or the Blues Torch song “I Fell For Those Eyes” or perhaps the simplest yet most moving ballad “DayDream” which is very McCartney-esque…
It seems he is tackling Country/Americana now and after seeing the success of “Stuck”, we are sure “MisUnderstandings” will take him even higher.
John did mention that the next single is even more of a departure and even more of a musical risk… We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next…
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