Video Clip - "How Loved Am I"
"There is beauty in the small things of life. I am often challenged to be present and not miss out on the beauty around me. This song is a call out: to see how loved we really are." - John
Returning to the Place We Started
Thanks everyone for your support of 'Returning to the Place we Started'. Recorded with producer Jake Nauta of Playgerise fame, and featuring tracks "How Loved am I", "Overflow" "Pretty Stars" "Forevermore" and "Watertight", this 2015 release still means so much to me.
I've had an amazing journey with it, travelling all through Central NSW and overseas. The stories from people hearing these songs have blessed me: helping people through rough times, soothing souls, hearing generations sing together, or tell me how the songs are making the world a better place.
My biggest highlights were gaining finalist and runner up in the excellent "International Acoustic music awards" for "Pretty Stars" and "Overflow" and hearing "How Loved am I" chart nationally to #16 on the Hot 25 Countdown.
I am eternally grateful to the support of Christian radio in our country. Particular thanks go out 96.5 Family in Brisbane and all the crew at Rhema FM Newcastle, my home town, for their incredible support.
Listen now on Spotify or find it here in the store.
2019- The year for new songs!
After the biggest hiatus, I am looking forward to sharing some brand new songs this year. The song writing genie is well and truly out of the bottle and I'm feeling ready. Production will be starting pretty soon, with a fresh sound and plenty of new ideas.
John Newsome is an Australian singer songwriter, well known for his rich vocal quality, acoustic heart and poetic lyrics. With a style much like acoustic folk pop, John has been compared to that of Paul Colman, Neil Finn and Jake Nauta, with a vocal style much like Chris Tomlin and Jason Mraz.
Captivated by music from the age of 4 listening to tunes on his Father’s reel to reel player, John has followed the call of music and creativity on his life. Picking up an acoustic guitar early in his teen years, John found a resonance between his voice, the guitar, and his poetic spirit, that created a platform for the birth of a songwriter.
“For me music is about connecting with heart and soul. Sharing a story through song that resonates with someone’s journey and brings hope. As well as to entertain and celebrate the joy of music and life".
John’s songs are deeply rooted in his faith in God, and the journey of life with his wife and three children.
With his music played on radio stations across Australia, John has independently released three projects, including his latest CD ‘Returning to the Place we Started’. This EP has already garnered recognition at the International Acoustic Music Awards for Pretty Stars (Runner up in the AAA genre) and "Overflow"- finalist as best male artist.