“Like Father Like Son” by Jonny Glenn

Uber-talented indie singer/songwriter Jonny Glenn comes to Wolf in a Suit with the powerful and insightful sonic gem that is “Like Father Like Son”. The track explores the relationship or in this case the lack of one between a father and a son and how this gave birth to a fear of becoming like the other. Jonny opens up to us and gives us the chance to not only connect with him as an artist but also as a human being. He tells his own tale of what it meant growing up only with his mother by his side and how sadly thinking about his father and the mistakes he made through life lead him to think that maybe he was following a similar path and the conclusion would be the same. The track hits instantly for it embraces a much welcomed human approach and walks away from the fantasies mostly heard sold in music giving room for something so raw and so real. The soundscape is a must for any music lovers for it blends melodies and lyrics perfectly giving life to a story that is sure to find a home within our hearts and souls. His voice balances and perfectly showcases all the feelings and emotions necessary to truly convey how powerful his story is. So listen closely and fall for the refreshing honesty of this amazing must listen gem. Enjoy!

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“My dad left when I was 4 years old,” he shares. “Then I grew up. Just my mom and me. It was just the two of us. I’m so thankful to have as strong of a mother as I do. As I’ve grown into myself and have been taking a deeper dive into myself, I’ve realized how the trauma of being abandoned affected me.

I grew up always thinking I was more mature than my peers (even though I was the youngest in my grade), or at least had to be. I thought that I was stronger than most. I had become the man of my house at a young age. An 8 year-old ‘man.’ As a kid, I had no idea how the events of my young life would shape my behavior through adolescence and into becoming a young adult and into my first significant relationships. I made a few mistakes along the way, some of which I thought were similar to those my dad had made and would lead me down a similar path. That scared me.

This song is about that – not wanting to be like my dad. And not making any of the mistakes he did. As ironic as it sounds, by facing my fears and my past, I’ve been able to start breaking the cycle of acting unconsciously and have given my true self a chance of rebirth. No longer do I need to react in order to survive. Through this long process, I am starting to learn how to just be. That has been a true blessing and I feel like I am the closest to true happiness that I’ve ever been.”

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