In many ways, “For Abby” is a classic album about the highs of love and the lows of heartbreak. The nostalgia hits hard from the start as JAWNY opens with a recording of him preaching “Baby I found my dad’s tape deck, I’m doing this the old fashion way … I made you a little mixtape. I’m not even a bad guy, I made you pasta one time!” ... and proceeds to beg his lost lover to call him back. Still, the first half of the project feels cheerful with JAWNY’s bedroom indie-pop style on full display and his hope of love, still very much alive. In contrast, the second half is more introspective, with more lof-fi vibes and stinging heartbreak metaphors. Overall, For Abby is packed with infectious indie-rock anthems sure to have you rocking out and reminiscing at the same time.
Bonus Content: One of the wonderful things about this internet is just how quickly you can become famous, and for us music-lovers, it allows “relatively” unknown artists like JAWNY to get their big break. This time it was TikTok that blew up his most famous song “HoneyPie,” which has now been used in over 60,000 videos on the app and has been streamed over 130 million times on Spotify. This led to a huge deal with Interscope Records and even caught the attention of Doja Cat - the two even dated for a while but broke up during the pandemic. Read more about his viral rise to fame above!
Release date: October 27th, 2020
Similar artist(s): Smallpools, Death Cab for Cutie
Top tracks: Honeypie, Trigger of Love, Super Bad Mantra