• Muzik First


You may know that Johnny Stimson has been under the mentorship of Elton John, but did you know that he’s one of the best R&B-pop artists. After graduating with a finance degree, Stimson embarked on his only uphill music journey, and he hasn’t looked back since. It’d be remiss to ignore Stimson’s utterly delightful soundscapes, which we hear more of on his new album, “Butterflies.” Johnny Stimson is transforming and already tallying 200 million global streams, heavily playlisted and supported by the likes of BTS. The pop-R&B wizard is well on his way to world domination. With 3 Top 100 songs on the Melon pop chart, his single “Holding On” smashing a Shazam record for an unsigned artist, and his song “Honeymoon” viral in Indonesia, Stimson is undoubtedly sticking around. Gaining the recognition of the one and only Elton John, he was signed to Rocket Records and recently returned from tours with SoMo and Tori Kelly. Stimson’s ‘Butterflies’ EP marks a new musical direction for the artist. It sees the pop prodigy tackle themes of loneliness and human connection. Stimson explains: “Butterflies" is about new beginnings. It’s a reminder that life, relationships, and pandemics can be tough to navigate, but it’s worth celebrating that growth phase and looking forward to what’s on the other side. I think the whole world is experiencing some growing pains right now, and I hope these songs can bring joy to people even during the struggle.”