Jon Samuel Sountracked The Painful Nothingness & Everythingness of Art In “Dead Melodies”

It’s worthy and worthless at the same time

Photo: Jon Samuel – Dead Melodies // Official Video

Canadian artist Jon Samuel takes us through an enigmatic and surreal endeavor of self-discovery and cult-like masquerade in his new video “Dead Melodies” where he explores the turbulent territory of the arts. While creative endeavors can really fuel your life with ‘higher’ meaning, the entire process is soul-crushing. Jon Samuel’s “Dead Melodies” is an uplifting piece, but smudged with the dark tones of the torture that comes with being any kind of artist. Watch below:

“When I wrote the song, it was a couple of years after I had finished making a record that nobody listened to,” Jon explained. “I just wanted to write a song about how art and music are undervalued—it’s literally worth nothing in a lot of cases. You make a record, spend a lot of time and money on it… and then it’s basically just free. And disposable, too, because there’s just so much of it. So that was the basic idea of ‘Dead Melodies’—I’m going to put this out there, and maybe nobody hears it, and it might be worth nothing!”

The single is from his album with the same title, which is out now and can be streamed below:

2/8 – Wranglers Lounge (New Glasgow, Canada)

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2/22 – The Local (Halifax, Canada)