R&B singer/songwriter K Jon pulled inspiration from a struggle to feed his family and make it in the music industry when penning his Urban AC Top 5 charting single “The Ocean”. “I was struggling to provide for my family at the time,” K Jon tells Singersroom. According to the Detroit native, the song was a surprising success and proof that hard work and perseverance pays off when you’re open to working just as hard as today’s movers and shakers in music. “There are a lot of local artists that are scared to let people hear their music,” says K Jon, before stating that aspiring artists like himself have to “work just as hard as competitors until you can work no more”. “That song came out of my heart. I felt like my time was passing while I was in the midst of all these movers and shakers and all the hype… I felt like my time was not going to come.” As the last few months have proven, K Jon’s time has come. His single “The Ocean” has been a Top 5 charting single on the Urban AC charts for weeks. In fact, the single has battled and topped mainstream hits from artists including Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson and Joe — all before a major distribution deal with Universal. Today, K Jon is close to the release of his Universal distributed debut titled “I Get Around”. Due August 4, “I Get Around” features a new mix of “The Ocean” as well as the songs “Fly Away,” “This Time” and “Summer Rain”. Listen to K’Jon’s exclusive interview with Singersroom and catch his Live! performance of “The Ocean” on Singersroom Video HERE. “I Get Around” arrives in stores and digital retailers August 4 via Up&Up Records/Universal Republic.
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