This four song EP is a beautiful showcase of the musicianship and exceptional voice of Gold Coast’s Johan Danno. The EP starts with folky sounding ‘Fall in Line’ and the track seems to be telling Johan’s own tale of leaving behind the society- approved way to live and forge his own path. As someone who has done the same, it brings a smile of recognition along with the need to tap my feet.
‘Fighting For’ displays a masterful voice reminiscent of Ed Sheeran combined with the melody and principles of Bob Marley. Johan says his favourite song on the EP is acoustic and harmonica-fuelled ballad, ‘Sunrise’ and while it’s a strong offering, the previously released single ‘Fighting For’ was my standout. The EP is rounded out with ‘New Day’, a song that gives you the feeling that the EP title ‘Purpose and Peace’ is exactly what Johan is chasing.
‘Purpose and Peace’ is the perfect addition to a cruisy roadtrip or casual summer afternoon playlist and it definitely leaves you wanting more.