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Jonathan Wright: Originally, I was planning on basing every single song after a specific Greek Myth. I came up with a demo tracklist before I even wrote any of the songs. As I got into the writing process, I changed the themes and sometimes the titles of many of the tracks. Some of them are based off of events in my life; others are based off of things I was learning or thinking about at the time. Overall, my goal was to tell stories and highlight truth about many aspects of the world.
Jonathan: I love the music to "Lunar Labyrinth," but my favorite song is probably "Statues." I never write songs with a specific audience in mind, but rather I basically write my songs for myself. I know that might sound selfish, but I don't know who is going to listen to and enjoy my music. Anyway, I love "Statues" because it really encourages me. The song has some cool symbolism in it, but I think the message is pretty straightforward. I also enjoy the dynamics of the song, how it slowly builds in the beginning and then goes through many dynamic phases. Instrumentally, everything sounds like it is moving and I like that.
Jonathan: As much as I wish I could tell you otherwise, this song is not based on actual events. The real story is not nearly as exciting. I was in a poetry class last year and one assignment was to write a love poem. I decided to make it as over-the-top cheesy as I could, because sometimes I like that kind of stuff. Anyway, I wrote the poem and everybody in that class liked it, so I made a song of it. (Though, they were kind of bummed that it wasn't based off of a true story...) The chorus actually has a lot of symbolism in it related to different types of flowers, so that's kind of cool. And I think the music really complements the tone of the song.
Jonathan: I hope to present people with a different type of music. Music that not only sounds different and interesting, but provides lyrics that are thoughtful, yet artistically beautiful. I hope people will react by either being reminded about and encouraged by the truth and beauty that I sing of, or by being enticed to consider the meaning of what I'm saying. Some of my songs may not have a specific message, because often times I'm just trying to paint a clear image in my listener's head of something beautiful and interesting.
Jonathan: Stylistically, my main influence is Owl City. Other influences on my sound would be Angels and Airwaves, other lesser known electronic artists (Swimming with Dolphins, I Hate This Place, Sailship), and trance DJs (Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Kaskade, Above and Beyond). U2 has influenced me in the way that they write songs that almost anyone can relate to. That is a goal of mine.
Lately, I've been listening to a wide variety of stuff. I like Parachute's new album. I've been listening to Taylor Swift, the Ready Set, Regina Spektor, OneRepublic, Imogen Heap, Sky Sailing, Windsor Airlift, and probably many other artists.
Jonathan: Despite a lot of references to planets in my songs, I actually don't know a whole lot about them... But I definitely would want to visit one where I could see awesome things. I mostly focus on planets as depictions of beauty and craftsmanship in my songs, so that would be my focus. I think it would be cool to see planet earth from a distance, so I might want to visit a planet where I could see earth like through a telescope or something. Maybe Mars or Venus, because they are the closest to us. Honestly, I think the trip into space would be the most interesting part, getting to see the planets emerge as you got closer and the earth became smaller. When I got there, I would definitely be interested in the craters and stuff like that. I'd probably try to bring a rock or something back.
Jonathan: My favorite verse changes quite a bit, but right now I think I would say it is Philippians 1:6. It says, "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ." This verse encourages me and I try to remind myself of it as often as I can. Christ did not save me and then leave me to try to walk the Christian journey on my own, by my own power. Rather, he promises, not only to work in me, but to complete the work of sanctification in me. This takes a massive burden of anxiety and potential legalism off of me. What a glorious truth!
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