Delmarva’s Favorites at Firefly 2015 – Jon Bellion
Jon is from Long Island, NY. He started producing music at 14 years old and Jon began his singing and songwriting career at the age of 19. He has released a few mixtapes and is signed with Visionary Music Group. He composes and produces all of his own music. in 2014, Jon wrote the chorus to the song “The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna and he co-wrote and produced “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo. His most recent mixtape is called “The Definition” which was released Sept. 2014.
When did you start listening to Bellion?
I began listening to Jon Bellion about 2 years ago. I found his music by chance, a friend told me that I look just like a musician he had been listening too. Naturally, I had to look him up and i’m glad I did.
What makes Bellion so great?
Jon is an authentic artist, he is not a one-trick pony that we have become so accustomed too in popular music. He produces, composes, writes, sings, and even raps all of his music. There are countless layers to each of Jon’s songs; it takes multiple play throughs to capture each sound that has been meticulously placed.
What is your favorite song by Bellion?
As a musician, I dearly appreciate the fullness of each song. I love his music because it is as if each song has rolled the best sounds from Kanye, Owl City, Jason Mraz, JT, and Drake into it’s own unique and wonderful presentation. My favorite song is “Simple and Sweet”. Jon’s soulful voice carries the song with purpose until an unexpected grand finale drops an incredible beat.
Do you think Bellion deserves to be up higher on the lineup list?
As of now, I don’t think he should be higher up on the lineup. He is still very young, but after this year he will have made enough noise to warrant arena shows.
Are you going to Firefly this year to see Bellion?
Unfortunately, I will not be attending Firefly this year, but I plan to see Jon in Philly or D.C. in the coming weeks.
Do you think Bellion will be a huge fan favorite at Firefly this year?
I do think he will be a fan favorite at Firefly. His music is relatable, because his life is relatable. Jon dropped out of college to pursue music as his life’s work. I think the fan base can appreciate someone making that significant of a decision. The fans are certainly glad he chose this path, for we are seeing first-hand what can happen if you toss conventional wisdom out of the window and follow your heart.