|Posted by trailofbrokenhearts on June 17, 2011 at 12:17 AM|
It seems like Jon completed his contractual agreement with Island Def Jam and is no longer part of their roster. According to this article, it is believed Jon will release his next album, potentially titled, Forever If Ever in September.
"MUNCIE -- When Jon McLaughlin hits the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Emens Auditorium, the audience will be in for a treat. McLaughlin will perform several songs from his upcoming album, Forever If Ever, set to be released Sept. 6.The pianist, singer, songwriter and Anderson native's appearance is part of the Music for All program that will bring more than a thousand high school musicians and instructors to the campus of Ball State University.
"It's a pretty high-energy show," McLaughlin said. "I think that this record that will be out in September is the first time that the live show is fully represented on a record."
McLaughlin believes this will be his first time performing at Emens. Recording in the studio for months now, he is anxious to perform his new stuff.
"I'll have to force myself to not do every new song," McLaughlin said. "We'll do some new music for sure."
A music lover himself, McLaughlin will give his fans many of the songs they love. He knows the feeling of leaving a concert, wishing the artist performed your favorite song.
"If I went to a Tom Petty show and he said, 'All right for the rest of the show I'm only playing new stuff.' I would be like, 'Come on.' "
Signed to Island Def Jam for two albums, McLaughlin fulfilled his contractual obligation and is now independent -- a route he says is very attractive to musicians.
"It's just that there's so much you can do on your own," McLaughlin said. "You can do everything that a label does independently. I feel like now it's all about just your email list, your social media kind of followers -- just really keeping it as organic as you can.""