‘The Ballad of J and J’ is the heartbreaking latest single from Jonny Ong’s critically acclaimed album Isolation. Telling the tale of a devastating breakup from the point of view of the one left behind, the track is the definite song of the album, making its mission statement clear to all to listen.
This track comes hot on the heels of the full length album that has left critics chomping at the bit, with Jonny’s compelling songwriting style and cinematic production wowing across the board. This song in particular serves as a perfect example of the kind of heartbreaking lyricism and stellar arrangement which are so characteristic of Ong’s musicality.
Like so many others, discovering the Beatles marked a turning point in Jonny’s relationship with music. He melds this Western sensibility with his traditional instruments and approach to songwriting to create truly timeless songs, of which ‘The Ballad of J and J’ is merely the latest.