Get comfortable and homely as you tap play on Unca John’s “How the Hell?” What mainly makes this song so homely is that he didn’t invest in any studios to create such a compelling rock sound. He proved that if you love music, you can do it with the bare minimum as well. And he made it sound professional with his laptop installing professional tools to get that realistic vibe.
What makes this song so cozy and interesting—and even better than it should be—is that it’s written and sung by a humbling economics professor. John is definitely worlds apart from the music industry and yet he fits right in with his comfortable musical aura.
So he says he makes rock music as well. While he has primarily composed and played jazz and choral music, he ventured into the world of rock a couple of years ago. With that information all soaked up, we hear the hooks playing with the harmonies. John’s laid-back husky vocals add a great mix to the rock atmosphere. It creates a lighthearted aura. Meanwhile, the song’s groundedness in the classic rock genre gives it a composed take on the fusion.
However, It’s evident that he pays careful attention to crafting engaging and thought-provoking verses. Lines like, “How the hell did it get so cold outside?” expounds on the fear of living and surviving numerous world crises consecutively. Touching on such deep philosophy with a catchy melody is what really keeps listeners captivated. So captivate yourself with “How the Hell?” by Unca John today.
Review By: Naomi Joan