Bay Area Beats: John Givens
Berkeley based guitarist and songwriter John Givens brings a sensibility for visual art into his songwriting; he used to be a filmmaker and art director. Together with his 8-piece soul band, No Lovely Thing, he also explores themes ranging from the political to the emotional. He shares the stories behind some of their songs in this edition of Bay Area Beats.
Sound, for me, it all should relate back to the ideas of the lyrics, it is the blueprint, it's the underlying template for the decisions that you make from there.