Its been a rough year. In all my days on this planet, I can recall no other time as challenging as this one. One thing that we can hope for is that through it all there could be significant change for the positive at the conclusion of this. Until then, the fight will go on. In the midst of all that, it’s important to try to keep our noggins pointed upward when we can. Sunnyside turned Tri-Cities transplant John L. has a message for us on that note on his newest single “Gotta Try”.
If you are not aware of John L. you could be forgiven. Coming from the small Yakima Valley market/slightly bigger but burgeoning Tri-Cities scene, it’s easy to have not heard of the MC/producer but he is definitely someone you want to get familiar with. With over a decade putting in work, John L. aka Johnny Lyrics has a stout catalog with plenty of bangers in a wide range of tones that could please fans of all types. “Gotta Try” falls under a category I feel is one of his strongest, the message song.