Earlier this month, rising Chicago based musician, JTF released his debut single Fuchsia to Facebook and SoundCloud. The single is a synth-filled electronic pop track guaranteed to get you dancing, and while this might be the first release from JTF, it is not the first musical endeavor from the man behind the initials, Jonathon Freund. Assuming the majority of those who read this aren’t part of the whopping 92 fans from JTF’s Facebook page, I decided to reach out to him and ask him about his band and plans for the future.
JTF is the current solo project from Freund and comes nearly 4 years after his last musical project, SPIDER▲WEBS. Unlike his last project, which was primarily a witch-house band, JTF “is designed around [his] interest and fascination with electronic pop music [specifically] new wave and house classics from the 80’s”. It is his outlet to connect to this time period while also blending contemporary sounds into the mix.
For the time being it sounds like JTF will remain a one-man-show, “I had spent 2 years living in Chicago trying to form bands around the same direction, but adding members created more variables; it became very cumbersome,” which is fine. There have been many talented and successful solo acts and extra members for the sake of extra members is definitely not a necessity. As for future plans JTF is currently working on a 6 song EP as well as getting ready to move to Seattle, Washington.
JTF’s debut single Fuchsia, which can be viewed above, is out now and available on Facebook and SoundCloud, the latter of which the single can be downloaded for free. Make sure to “like” and follow JTF on both sites as this guy has got some amazing potential for the future, and you won’t want to miss a thing.