Jack Johnson is ready to “Step Up” and create his own lane in the music world.
Moving away from his pop duo, Jack & Jack, which he founded with childhood friend Jack Gilinksy, Johnson is now JVCKJ.
“I think (Jack) G and I really wanted to detach and not be so co-dependent on one another,” said Johnson. “Of course, it’s great what we can bring to the table as a unit, but I think it was really important for our own personal growth to dive into these worlds. I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished, but now is the time to really showcase my lyrical ability.”
With the release of his debut EP, PASTEL: The Early Days, in December of last year, Johnson shares that while his sound is rooted in hip hop, his music blends various genres.
“I think my tone is the glue that keeps my sound consistent from record to record, although I am definitely a genre-bending artist,” Johnson tells PEOPLE. “Some records I won’t even be rapping at all, some records it’s just straight-up bars.”
Check out his most recent single, “Money Memories,” track that Johnson says people will be “ making summer memories too.”