Launching his first international single “When I Saw You” – produced by Grammy Award-winner, Kuk Harrell – Desmond John hits the scene with an up-tempo, energetic dance track that is making pop lovers sit up and take note! Born in Germany to a South African mother and British father, this talented young musician grew up in Frankfurt and Johannesburg, and now lives between Cape Town, the UK and Atlanta, USA.
While experimenting with a friend at a Johannesburg studio he was overheard by a visitor from the United States who – impressed by Desmond John’s sound – encouraged him to come to Atlanta. After being introduced to various Grammy Award-winning producers and musicians he began working with industry leaders such as Kuk Harrell, Kendrick Dean, DJ Toomp, Li’l Ronnie, Jan Smith (aka Mamma Jan) and more.
Desmond John has developed his own compelling sound – part pop, part R&B, with richly layered vocals. His first international single “Untradable, combines his love for pop music and dance-ready vibes with a catchy, melodic hook. Produced by Kuk Harrell, who has been pivotal in Rihanna’s career and has also worked with Justin Bieber and Beyoncé, the song has all the makings of another global hit.
With the release of his first international single, Desmond John has stepped out bravely into the spotlight, placing his hopes and dreams at the feet of his audience.
What has Desmond been up to?
Taken from his debut EP "Not Angry, Just Disappointed", Desmond John releases the vibey video to accompany his lead single "I Mean That".