Despite the Title, JonPaul Wallace’s Single, “Love’s Not for Everyone,” Defines Contemporary Pop

DETROIT – After going viral with his rewrite of Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” JonPaul Wallace has silenced any critics who muttered the phrase, “one-hit-wonder.” While Wallace’s graduation performance of Graham’s hit accumulated more than 20 million views across streaming platforms, Wallace has taken the popularity in stride, focusing on the future.  

“Honestly, it was completely unexpected,” said JonPaul Wallace. “I wanted to cover the song, but it says, 20 years, and I was only seventeen at the time. So, I changed up the lyrics to make it more suitable to me.” 

With a discography of cover songs, each with his take on it, Wallace is now focusing on songwriting and performing. His latest single, “Love’s Not for Everyone,” displays the Michigan native’s abilities to blend pop and soulful rhythms.  

In the slow and heavy melodic vocal tune, Wallace captures the feeling when a relationship ends. Instead of wallowing in the heartache, “Love’s Not for Everyone” is a declaration of acceptance and loneliness that comes after ending a relationship. The ballad which drops in December represents the softer side of Wallace’s contemporary pop style.  

“I definitely pull a lot of inspiration from Motown and old soul music and put that in there, especially with a lot of my background vocals and vocal performances,” he explained. “There’s a lot of old soul influence in what I do. It’s something about growing up around Detroit. Soul is ingrained in me.” 

Interestingly, Wallace did not write “Love’s Not for Everyone” in just one settling. After spending a few days in Northern Michigan on a solo writing trip, Wallace drove home when inspiration struck. “On my drive home, I was on I-75. I actually have a voice memo of me working on what became the bridge of ‘Love’s Not for Everyone,’” he said.  

Even though the bridge was done, he put it aside to work on other songs with faster beats and more dance-like tracks. However, something was nagging at him to finish the piece. So, in typical Wallace style, he stepped away from the up-tempo songs and finished “Love’s Not for Everyone.”

“Lyrically, nothing changed. It was almost like a first try in the studio,” he said, knowing that the song was perfect for him and his fans.  

With a finance and marketing degree from Oakland University, Wallace focuses full-time on being a singer, songwriter, and performer. “When I’m on stage, I’m always behind a guitar or piano. I just have a lot of fun on stage. I don’t try to be too heavy. I want to make music that takes you where you can forget about everything for a little while,” he said.  

While “Love’s Not for Everyone” is a departure from Wallace’s typical upbeat pop songs, it showcases his versatility and strength as a singer and songwriter. Taking a few cues from the legendary Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish, Wallace said, “My original music brings a different sound to the table. It’s focused on background vocals in a soulful way. But a lot of the production and melodies come from a modern and contemporary pop-dance style. It’s pretty different from what’s out there now. It’s what I do best.” 

Make sure to stay connected to JonPaul Wallace on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts. 

Website: https://jonpaulwallace.com/

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jonpaul-wallace/1343124687 

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jonpaulwallace/loves-not-for-everyone/s-l4YV3AeSubs?in=jonpaulwallace/sets/next-ep/s-qAJgM8V1Gj3&si=cc60cc24bbf44e38a08bd55257cae571 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0tmMEHwUMgSApF23AkOsXs 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRX9reyGR7F6DepFEH9KD3g 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonpaulwallaceofficial 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jonpaulwallace

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jonpaulwallace?

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jonpaulwallace

Views: 14

Reply to This

Best guide to hip hop, soul, reggae concerts & events in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles & New York City + music, videos, radio and more

Connect

Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to E-Blast

WIN TICKETS

Talib Kweli
Saturday, Sept 10 @ Yoshi's, Oakland

Large Professor
Thursday, Sept 15 @ Starline Social Club, Oakland

Jack Harlow, City Girls
Friday, Sept 16 @ Bill Graham Civic, SF

Monophonics
Saturday, Sept 17 @ Independent, SF

Sudan Archives
Tuesday, Sept 27 @ Independent, SF

Wu-Tang Clan, Nas & Busta Rhymes
Saturday, Oct 1 @ Oakland Arena, Oakland

Members

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Groups

Latest Activity

Artistpr posted blog posts
3 hours ago
19 events by Editor's Pick were featured
yesterday
Editor's Pick posted events
yesterday
Editor's Pick posted discussions
yesterday
Artistpr posted a blog post

Blending Harmonious Blues and Edge-Cutting Electronic and R&B Beats – 5280 High Flow Presents Energizing Rhythms

With his gripping musical compositions that range from heartening Blues to electric and hardcore Hip Hop, 5280 High Flow channels a unique style Aurora, Colorado — September 25th, 2022 – A gifted and compelling singer-songwriter whose music spans a rich range of genres from Hardcore Rap and Hip Hop to tuneful Rock and Soul, 5280 High Flow (also known as Z1R) is winning hearts and minds. The talented artist is cementing his…See More
yesterday
realmuzik posted a discussion

scUba - "Tha Dope 2: Aftershock"

Mental Instability, Toxicity, Substance Abuse and Betrayal. Take a trip through the mind of scUba as he presents Tha Dope 2: Aftershock a storytelling rap EP. This EP reflects his last year and his mindset before, during and after several earth shattering moments. This is Aftershock!Connect:Instagram: …See More
Wednesday
Donte Harrison is attending Editor's Pick's event
Thumbnail

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas: NY State Of Mind Tour with special guest Busta Rhymes (WIN TICKETS) at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA

October 1, 2022 from 8pm to 11pm
ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS. WINNER WILL BE DRAWN RANDOMLY AND ANNOUNCED 2 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT.  Sat • Oct 01 Wu-Tang Clan & Nas: NY State Of Mind Tour with special guest Busta RhymesOakland Arena, Oakland, CA 8:00 PM…See More
Wednesday
realmuzik posted discussions
Tuesday
Editor's Pick posted discussions
Tuesday
Editor's Pick posted discussions
Monday
Tampa Mystic posted a blog post

Cleveland based recording artist Yung Cleve just released his newest hit single “Tessy”

Yung Cleve's viral Tesla video has prompted him to release new single “Tessy”Cleveland based recording artist Yung Cleve just released his newest hit single “Tessy”. This song was inspired by Yung Cleve's recent viral video on social media showing him driving a Tesla with his feet out the window and no hands on the wheel! This record is all about good energy and chill vibes that embody a carefree confidence. The…See More
Monday
MJ Savino posted a blog post

G MiMs Joins Mass Konsciousness In New Video "Plannedem-MIC"

Mass Konsciousness announces the release of "Plannedem-MIC" single and video featuring the son of DJ Red Alert, G MiMs. In the video, G MiMs is seen dropping lyrical knowledge about the pandemic and the effects it continues to have on communities. He brings to light the harsh truth that no one is immune, the disease doesn't discriminate against age, health or economic…See More
Sep 24

© 2022   Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service