surfer/songwriter, songwriter/surfer, (you get the point) Jack Johnson released a new tune this week, “Meet the Moonlight,” ahead of a highly anticipated new album out due out next month. The video has been created by award-winning photographer and surf cinematographer Morgan Maassen, check out his latest edit Water III still playing at carvemag.com.
Neither man set out to be a songwriter. Jack could have made it in surfing, and Ryan as a bull rider. In this episode, they find a likeness and a naturalness in one another’s music and the identity searching that lead to their sound. The accident at Pipeline kept Johnson (then 17) out of the water for three months with 150 stitches in his head and several missing teeth. This left Johnson with little else to do but play the guitar, his ‘second’ hobby after surfing soon grew into an amazing career. And his new teeth are pretty bitey and whitey also.