Swedish Folk/singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Johan Alms, first established himself as Jambrains after being in numerous bands and longing to express his creative ideas. He wanted to give his music the vehicle it needed to drive an audience and deliver all of the melodic messages he had been penning. His music needed to be executed and heard, the way that he wanted it, and when he wanted it. In reinventing himself, Jambrains was created.
In December 2016, Jambrains’ debut album 900 Days was released – a documentation of the first 900 days of Jambrains.
September 2017 saw the release of the follow-up EP Life, Love & Lies – an EP that illustrated Jambrains’ songwriting and production evolution. This is the EP that introduced Jambrains’ utilizing the productive technique of using metaphors to define the human condition with conceptual lyrics.
In July 2018, the EP Faded Dreams was gifted to his growing fan base with exceptional reviews. Each track of Faded Dreams creatively housed the theme of change and inspired its listeners to grasp and accept those moments in life that are transformative.
Jambrains’ fourth EP, Lost Horizons, was released in 2019 – a collection of songs that touch on life’s most concrete emotions such as misery, optimism, and loss.
His 2021 release, Into the Uncharted was a prelude to his latest release as it placed an emphasis on harnessing the unexpected.
His latest EP, The Road Less Taken, was released in March 2022, during a time when the globe was facing Covid-19 in all of its forms. True to its title, instead of mentioning the obvious, how things have been turned upside down within society, affecting every bit of the human experience, this album shifts the dialog a bit and shows how even though this was a road less taken, the evolution of society in a whole – its love, loss, life, and future has changed to reflect strength, determination, acceptance, and reality of just being.
Guitars remain his core instrument very much, but as an adaptable artist, Jambrains’ Folk music has the freedom to infuse other genres to interpret any song’s theme – this could be either Blues, Soft Rock, Rock, or Jazz.
As a vocalist, Jambrains’ style is unmatched. As an artist, his music mirrors the late greats of music where the story means more than a trend. Comprising of original songs, Jambrains has created his own brand of Folk music.
So, who IS Jambrains? An artist worthy of your attention!