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Jonathan Li

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Write Songs. Will Travel.

Influences:

ODESZA, Robyn, Sigrid, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, CASH CASH, Max Martin, Death Cab For Cutie, Collective Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Blackalicous, Ed Sheeran, Marc E Bassy, Tycho & the Goo Goo Dolls.

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Songs by Jonathan Li

Back to Me

Verse 1:
I found myself somewhere in between
Who I thought I was and who I want to be
Wanting to be different, Wanting to change
Am I waiting, to stay the same?

Am I an actor, do I have a script?
Do I have any lines in this?
No role call to go to, no character to play
It’s hard to see yourself when you’re staring the wrong way

Prechorus:
Down, underneath, all the lessons learned in between
Who we are, where we lead, ourselves, our stories
Where they meet

Chorus:
I’m coming back to me
Who I’m meant to be
I lost myself a long the way
I’m coming back to me
Who I’m meant to be I lost myself along the way

Nah Nah Nah (sing along – hooky section)

Verse 2:
I want to know, what it’s like to see
The unknown side of you becoming complete
I’m a work in progress, it’s a remedy
To be patient when clearing the debris

Prechorus

Chorus

Musical Section / Bridge
I’m coming to me, who I’m meant to be
Lost myself along the way
I’m coming back to me, who I’m meant to be
Lost myself along the way
Coming back to me, who I’m meant to be
I lost myself along the way

Chorus

[Lyrics]


One Life

Verse 1:
Give me something to believe
Something to hold onto
When's there's adversity
When's there's strife
When life get's hard
I will show no disregard

Pre-chorus:
I won't sit around and wait to die
I'm gonna live my best life

Chorus:
I might be
I might be
A little bit crazy
Life's too short
Life's too short
To try and hide
I'd rather fail then to say I never tried
I only got one life
I only got one life

Verse 2:
Tell me, there's more than what I see
That there's opportunities,
To be bigger than just me
When they try to keep me on the ground,
I won't back off
I won't back down

Pre-chorus

Chorus

[Lyrics]


Something About You

Verse 1:
Like any other night
It started with you in my sights
No darkness here
Your eyes were so bright
They said you had a story
Paint a picture and show me
I'm trying to read between your lines

Prechorus:
There's something else
I can't help myself
Don't know what it is you do
Is it the way you smile or “the way” you move
You've got me all confused

Chorus / Drop:
There's something about you
Something about you

Verse 2:
We're not finished here
Yeah there's so much more to know
Let me hold your heart, so I can feel your soul
I recognize this moment, I'm trying to expose it
Will you hide, or can you finally show...

Bridge:
What's inside
Secrets You hold
Drowning in an ocean
Scared of getting close
Underwater
don't know what's below?
You've pulled me in
now I can't let go

Prechorus:
There's something else
I can't help myself
Don't know what it is you do
Is it the way you smile or the way you move
You've got me all confused

Chorus / Drop:
There's something about you
Something about you

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Toronto, ON

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

Country | Dance/Electronic  | R&B | Adult Contemporary  | Hip-Hop | Pop | Top Liner

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Albums Released:

If You Thought You Knew (2008) Our Stories Matter (2014)

Other Credits:

Spotify Viral Top 20 Writer, Western Canada Music Awards 2014 Nominee, Gospel Music Awards 2014 Nominee, Mountain NewSong Songwriting Finalist, Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Finalist, Sponsored by Taylor Guitars & 64 Audio

I am interested in:

Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.

Other Jobs:

Mentor for the Juno Awards Masterclass, Canada's Music Incubator & Passport Music

Biography:

Life’s a story for Berklee-accredited, GMA, and WCMA nominated pop rock singer songwriter Jonathan Li. Whether it’s his life, your life, or the lives of those you come into contact with, everyone’s got stories worth sharing.

In writing his sophomore effort, “Our Stories Matter”, Jonathan tapped into the talents of producers Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Kelly Rowland, State of Shock) and Russell Broom (Jann Arden), to craft a soulful, groove-inspired pop rock album that explores the idea of life as a series of unfolding stories. Rich in composition and raw in emotion, the album is equal parts sensitive and complex, an authentic and refreshing reflection of the life experiences he’s worked to capture in every melody. This writing has been acknowledged by multiple songwriting contests including the Calgary Folk Festival, the North American NewSong contest and Unsigned Only.

A RAWLCO 10K20 grant recipient, Jonathan recently embarked on his first press tour across Western Canada, receiving media coverage from CityTV, CBC, CTV, and Global TV. Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response, subsequent tours are shortly on the horizon with serious potential for national coverage.

Community is certainly important to Jonathan. Having previously partnered with Ronald McDonald House and War Child Canada and currently flexing his creative muscles for International Justice Mission, he uses his skills to help others and change the world around him for the better.

Two albums in, Jonathan continues to share his music online, locally and on the road while continuing his passion for writing songs in multiple musical genres (R&B, Pop, Rock, Country & EDM) for both himself and other artists across North America (both independent and major label). Constantly working on new material, Jonathan knows that the best is yet to come.

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