Between the lines

Another addition to this category is of the young singer/songwriter Jon Ringstrøm Andersen, or rather John Made Jon – the alias he usually uses and under which I first got to know him during a lovely, intimate songwriter-evening in his hometown Kolding. Especially because of its lyrics “This City (doesn’t fit your shoes)” stuck in my head for quite some time afterwards.

John Made Jon

“The song started as a melody that I kept for almost a year, before I started writing the lyrics. Every time I thought I had something – I threw the paper away again. The writer’s block kept me starting over and over again,” – Jon pictures the difficult time he had with those words and tells about the solution for it – “I had a good talk with a buddy of mine, who is always great at giving me advice, ideas or the final judgment for a new song. He told me, “write something about what’s on your mind and get it out through your heart. At that time he was moving to Copenhagen without any plans – and I thought he was a hell of a cool kid, having the guts to take a step right into nothing.”

Meanwhile Jon – who also has a graphical talent – worked on a drawing of a women’s shoe with a city inside and named it “This city doesn’t fit your shoes”“That was the final inspiration to the song, which I then wrote in about 15 minutes…!”

If you like this one, listen to more from John Made Jon on his BandCamp page you can find the EP “Poor John” as a free download:


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