Released on July 26, 2023
This album JOHAN'S CHILDHOOD CHAMBER NOSTALGIA ALBUM was recorded by members of the string quartet Ethel, who Johan Lenox first encountered during a residency they did at New England Conservatory prep school in Boston a student taking lessons there.
The first song released from the record "HOPES AND DREAMS" was the last piece written, and is probably the most rhapsodic and least focused piece, but for that reason probably the best illustration of the spirit of childhood nostalgia which the record describes.
The album is about hazy memories of childhood. Says Johan: "I am a very nostalgic person and I revisit those times often and it's interesting how fractured and blurry the vignettes I recall even most vividly are. I wanted an album that felt like how I remember a school day feeling in elementary school, when I'm not even sure my brain was fully developed yet."