Martensville resident Jonah Chivilo has been an unstoppable force since he was a child and that has paid off as he released his second extended play record (EP), “Too Many Thoughts” on May 11th. Prior to the release, “Unfazed”, a single from the EP, came out. Chivilo wrote, produced the beats and mixed the entire project on his own within his bedroom. This marked Chivilo’s second EP release within the year.
Music has always been a big part of Chivilo’s life and from a young age, he knew that this was something that he wanted to pursue in life. “Ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to get involved in some sort of entertainment platform. I used to make YouTube videos, but as I got older, I realized that my true passion is music.” Chivilo, who is currently nineteen, began taking music lessons in grade nine from local teacher Danny Downing. “Danny has played a huge part in helping me grow as an artist. He has watched me grow from a kid who couldn’t even really play a chord, to a guy who is producing and mixing his own tracks,” said Chivilo. Along with the lessons, Chivilo spent countless hours teaching himself new techniques and watching online tutorials to help improve his skills. With all of the time spent honing his skills and constantly striving to improve; Jonah notes that, “none of my small successes thus far would be possible without my friends and family. They inspire me to be a better friend, son and human every day.”
With this particular EP, Chivilo used his personal experiences as inspiration for many of the songs, which he says will give listeners a “deeper understanding of me, which is important as an artist.” He explained that the whole EP is a collection of thoughts from the past year; with “Unfazed” being inspired by not allowing negativity to affect oneself and “For the Better” coming from the growth of changing as a person and becoming a better human being.
Chivilo’s music can be found on all streaming services; iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Google Play and YouTube by searching the name Jonah Chivilo and clicking on “Too Many Thoughts”.
With an unending passion to push himself, Chivilo is already hard at work on new ideas, with plans to release an acoustic version of “Too Many Thoughts” later this summer and he hopes to release an entire eight song album in 2019. In the near future, there will be merchandise available for purchase as well. To find more information, or to watch for updates, follow @JonahChivilo.