After 15 years of maneuvering the obstacle course of the modern-day music industry, Vancouver’s JP Maurice has finally arrived at a place of complete control and confidence in his craft. Earnest, indie-pop beginnings have evolved into a more mature, polished sound. Sweeping melodies are punctuated by JP’s powerful vocal range expressing evocative lyrics of love, loss and overcoming hardship.
Crafted over several years, JP bares to witness his deep sensibilities as a songwriter in his latest collection of music. Pressure Makes Diamonds is his 5th studio album. The release rings true with JP’s strengths as a vocalist and takes the listener on a journey from lofty, booming notes to driving melodies that hint of shoegaze rooted in pop-folk. Buoyant, soulful vibes resonate from songs like Runaway, and land strongly with razor sharp, ethereal and harmonic highs in Liquid Confidence. JP didn’t hold back in tapping into a powerful circle of collaborators for the album – a tribute to the music community he’s built and matured.