Cathedrals, Jump In Review
The Cathedrals are an indie rock duet comprised of Johnny Hwin & Brodie Jenkins. Brodie Jenkins grew up in the sleepy California wine country in an old farmhouse that echoed with folk, jazz and soul. Before her fifteenth birthday she was signed and touring with her mother and sister in an Americana-steeped family band. Johnny Hwin, the son of Vietnamese refugees, taught himself piano by ear in a small town called Hercules. He played open-mic nights and made beats alongside successful electronic artists like Blackbird Blackbird and Giraffage; after finding success on the business end of the music industry, he was back in the studio full-time by 25. Both lived and performed in and around San Francisco, even going to the same college simultaneously, although they never met. Until a friend introduced them to each other at the fabled San Francisco artist collective, The SUB. Hwin, with his distinct electronic sensibility, had a vault of tracks and an endless string of ideas; Jenkins, a soulful crooner with folk roots and a Gothic heart, found an uncanny rapport.
In 2014 the duet released an EP titled Neon Gold, a collection of tunes drawing on Swedish pop and nineties trip-hop, indie dreamwave and pitch-black trap. The Cathedrals effortlessly merge these disparate pieces into the stunning collection of tunes that eludes genres. The Cathedrals are back with a new single title, “Jump In.” A real-life love tune, full of joy and uncertainty and sometimes pain.
Jump In (single)
Release Date: February 15, 2019
Crafty lyrics, haunting singing and a solid song form.