Johnny Butler’s songs are imbued with a depth of life and knowledge. With his lyrics, he offers snippets into the lives of the characters that populate his songs. The beauty of his melodies is matched only by the warmth of his voice. A voice that hugs you and lets you know that you are not alone. Johnny was a founding member of London based five-piece Semaphore.
Atomic Blue was written just days after seeing the classic French movie Betty Blue; the profoundly moving story of a love affair between a volatile young woman and an aspiring writer.
This track proves that the process of writing a good song doesn’t always have to be complicated or even very technical. This sweet, melodic track will awaken the hairs on the back of your neck, you will find yourself singing along, the hooks are strong and grip even when you think you’ve escaped them.
Stopping to appreciate the uniqueness of Johnny’s voice, which helps to create a peaceful atmosphere as you listen to the track. The vocals make you feel you are listening to this brilliant track being played live in a small venue.
A beautiful single that blew me away right from the beginning, this was the first song I have heard from Johnny and I loved everything about it, but don’t just take my word for it you need to listen to this track!
By Ollie Cooper