Updated: Jun 9, 2021
A man of many extraordinary talents, singer-songwriter and visual artist John Roseboro has unveiled his first single, “Mere Mortal”, from his upcoming album, ‘Human Nature’, dropping later this year. With an unquestionable tact for bringing together both the aesthetically pleasing and the existentially alluring, John Roseboro has created a perfect representation of the complexities of life itself and is swiftly making a name for himself in the indie music scene.
With stylish, sophisticated yet simple, instrumentation consisting of the rhythmic plucking of an acoustic guitar and soft percussion throughout, the earnest vocals of John Roseboro are able to take centre stage. This mesmerising and delicate track showcases the exquisite narrative abilities of Roseboro’s captivating storytelling. Sweeping the listener away on the heady concoction of the mellow soundscape and the darkly emotive vocal delivery.
John Roseboro shared what “Mere Mortal” means to him:
“The song is about wanting something to live (and die) for. It is the first single and opening track from the upcoming debut album “Human Nature”
This idea of humanity in its purest form is further referenced within the haunting visual representation of “Mere Mortal”, with the track artwork representing the four horsemen of the apocalypse and the unknown trapped between them. Inspired by the Dogme 95 filmmaking movement of 1995, the accompanying visuals are artistically raw and unfiltered as John Roseboro tells his epic tale. Following the rules, ‘Vow of Chastity’, of the style, the handheld and authentic video expertly matches the vibes of the track itself.
Filled with a remarkable amount of soul and raw emotion, John Roseboro manages to capture the very essence of what it means to be human and the internal confusion and contemplation that goes along with it within his brand new single, “Mere Mortal”.