Jon Mero’s Twitter message to fans on Thursday: “My art is coming! Rock with me!”
Jon told Voice Views that art will come in part in the form of an EP he’s already started working on.
He also says he wants to get new music into the hands of fans as soon as possible.
Jon, of course, was the first finalist eliminated from Season 13 of The Voice.
But before that happened, he served up several memorable moments, including a blind audition performance of Bruno Mars’ “Versace on the Floor” that prompted a four-chair turn.
Even the performance that landed him in the bottom two following Top 12 night was popular with fans.
His cover of Major’s “Why I Love” you was the fourth most popular on iTunes from that show, landing at number 40 on the iTunes singles chart and number two on the iTunes R&B singles chart.
Here’s what Jon told Voice Views about his time on the show and his music moving forward.
Voice Views: What was your favorite performance from The Voice and why?
Jon: I think my favorite performance was “When We Were Young.” That song means a lot to me on a personal level. When I was singing the song all I could think of was the space that I was in physically.
Here I am, a guy who has spent many years trying to build on a dream, and now I am on this amazing platform called the Voice, and I’m being acknowledged as a worthy contender. When the words “let me photograph you in this light” came up, I started to get really emotional.
Voice Views: What are your musical plans from this point on? If you could take your musical career in any direction you wanted following the momentum of The Voice, what would you do?
Jon: I am a pop/soul artist, so I’ve already started to get the ball rolling on an EP. I want to get something in people’s hands as quick as possible, but I want to pour my passion into songs that my supporters will love and relate to and dance to, and cry to — all of that!
Voice Views: Do you see original music in your future? And, if so, what can fans expect? Any timetable?
Jon: I’m in this for the long run. I’ve been working my whole life towards being a recording artist that tours and makes music that complements and affects the human experience. I really want to have something in the peoples hands within the first quarter of 2018. The least amount of dead space as possible!
Voice Views: What’s the best piece of advice you got from Adam Levine over the course of the competition?
Jon: Adam taught me to be fearless. Let me just say I LOVE Adam Levine, not because he is “Adam Levine” but more so because that human really mentored me. He saw me for who I was musically and was so excited about building on that. I really really love that guy.
Voice Views: Other than the friends you made and the hometown support, what will stick with you the most about The Voice experience? Do you think you’ve grown as an artist? If so, how?
Jon: I was so lucky to be on this season of The Voice. There was something about Season 13 that even the crew recognized as special. I think if you talk to any of the top 12, that’s the first thing they will say. It really was a special situation. I have learned so much about how things work at the top, from the perspective of music, business, legal, lifestyle…etc. It has all been so amazing. This experience has given me soooo much!!!
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