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Leeds alt-pop newcomer JWestern drops breezy debut single “Call You Right Now”

19 August 2020, 09:25 | Written by Madeline Clifton

Heist or Hit signee JWestern's debut single “Call You Right Now” is a spirited bop with an introspective edge.

Straight out the gate, West Yorkshire newcomer JWestern (aka John Gooding) makes an impression with his debut offering “Call You Right Now”. From buoyant embellishments that colour the dreamy guitar to the roll-off-your-tongue lyrics, it's a cleverly-crafted bop against a summery palette.

The laidback production creates the perfect juxtaposition as the freedom within the mix sets a breezy backdrop for Gooding’s vocals, with his to-the-point lyricism expressing the dilemma that inspired “Call You Right Now”. “The whole song is me coming to terms with and figuring out what I actually wanted from a relationship, and moving through a stage of my life,” says Gooding. “I wanted to repeat 'I don’t want to call you right now' in the chorus to demonstrate how I was continuously having battles with my own mind, on whether the decisions I was making were the right ones, and how I was constantly having to reassure myself.

“I remember writing all the lyrics in one night and just looking at the paper thinking that everything had been building up in my head for so long and I just needed to get it out of my system."


· Call You Right Now

Describing the inception of the single, Gooding adds, “At the time of writing the track I was going through quite a bad patch in a relationship that I knew my heart wasn’t fully in, but I didn’t know how to express how I was feeling, so lyrically the song really became my outlet. I remember lying in bed and pretty much writing all the lyrics in one night, with the chords going round in my head; it felt like everything had been building up in my mind for so long that it all just needed to be let out.

“It’s me trying to come to terms with the insecurities and indecisiveness I felt within the relationship and whether the decisions I was making were the right ones. I wasn’t sure what I fully wanted but I knew I needed to give myself time and space away from everything and anything.”

"Call You Right Now" is out now via Heist or Hit. Find JWestern on Instagram.
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