JOHAN LENOX SPEAKS ON HIS UPCOMING ALBUM, WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH ONE'S IDOLS, AND HOW HE'S GOING ABOUT CONNECTING CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH THAT OF CONTEMPORARY TIMES
By: Shamus Hill
Johan Lenox isn't your ordinary musician. While still attending elementary school, he managed to teach himself how to play the piano - something that would truly foreshadow what the next few decades of his life would entail. By the age of 26, he was traveling to various corners of the Globe, witnessing massive orchestras perform the music that Johan himself had composed. He was really making an imprint on the classical music community, something that up until now, I didn't know was too prevalent within Boston's music community. Fast forward to today, Johan Lenox is gearing up for the release of he debut album: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up. His resume is jam-packed with a long list of some of the music industry's biggest elites: including Kanye West, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Vic Mensa, and so many more. Our Program Director, Shamus Hill, recently sat down with Johan to discuss his upcoming album, what it's like to work with one's idols, and how he's going about connecting classical music with that of contemporary times.
Listen to our interview with Winchester's Johan Lenox below: