About John Van Deusen
John Van Deusen creates aggressively honest, thematically rich power pop. His style is built on a strange foundation of influences, resulting in an indie rock sound that feels both familiar and curious. The hooks are sticky, but the seemingly straightforward songwriting never dilutes the music’s emotional complexity. Intimacy and vulnerability have been always been hallmarks of his songwriting.
Though Van Deusen’s music may be reasonably accessible, he is nonetheless difficult to pin down. His artistic upbringing is rooted in the DIY scene of Anacortes, Washington but equally shaped by his simultaneous love for pop songs with big hooks. Though he sings about his faith, Van Deusen explores issues of doubt, depression and suicide with as much earnestness. The feedback and the noise — both sonic and emotional — might not always reach a solid conclusion; it’s still always cathartic and gripping.