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Hawaii’s own Jack Johnson announces new album ‘Meet The Moonlight’

Hawaii’s own Jack Johnson announced Friday a new album is on the way, his first full-length release in five years.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 7:43 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 8:34 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii’s own Jack Johnson announced Friday a new album is on the way, his first full-length release in five years.

“Meet The Moonlight” will be released June 24 through Brushfire Records/Republic Records.

On Friday, he released “One Step Ahead” — the first single from that album.

The album was recorded both in Los Angeles and Hawaii — in Johnson’s studio The Mango Tree — and was produced by Blake Mills.

The album is said to be “an intimate and highly experimental process that involved embedding Johnson’s elegantly stripped-back arrangements with enchanting sonic details.”

Johnson credits Mills for helping him come up with a very different sound compared to previous works.

“When Blake and I first got in touch we’d send each other playlists, and over time we realized we were drawn to music that sounds effortless despite all the effort put into making it,” Johnson said, in a news release. “After a while we got a language together and I gained a trust in him that allowed me to let go, push outside my comfort zone, and get to a sound I really loved.”

Johnson will also be performing a special Earth Day livestream concert on April 22 from the Kokua Learning Farm in Haleiwa.

He’s also getting ready to hit the road in a 35-city concert tour this summer.

All net proceeds will be donated to the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support All At Once nonprofit partners. Additionally, $2 from every ticket will go towards efforts to save the environment.

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