As Jack Johnson gears up for the release of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, he sat down with Radio.com to tell the stories behind the tracks on his upcoming LP.
While many of his songs on each album are written about his wife, Kim, he said that this time around his children played a major role in his songwriting. One track in particular, “You Remind Me of You,” was written about his daughter.
But it was his wife who inspired his latest single, “I Got You,” which talks about how Kim is the only person he truly needs in his life. “I got you, I got everything/I’ve got you, I don’t need nothing more than you/ I got everything, I’ve got you,” he sings on the chorus as he delicately strums his acoustic guitar.
Johnson explained that this particular song best represents where he is in life right now.
“Even when life isn’t always easy, it’s just nicer when you have somebody you can share it with,” he said. “The hard times and the easy times.”
From Here To Now To You finds Johnson in a happier state than his previous releases.
“The last few records I was losing a lot of people that were really close to me and those were hard songs to talk about,” he said. “You put these thoughts down and put them out. Sometimes you don’t realize even how personal they are until you start getting feedback on them. From what I hear, I sound like I’m in a good place on this album.”
The music video for “I Got You” demonstrates this. Released today (July 2), the video showcases Johnson’s familiar laid-back vibe with hand-picked guitar, whistling and light strokes of the piano and surrounds the place he loves most: the water. Watch below.
From Here To Now To You will be released September 17.