Filipino pop singer-songwriter Johanna Dadap recently released her single, “The World’s Gone Up In Smoke,” a song imploring foresight and wisdom.
Talking about her music, Dadap shares, “When people see my work, I hope they experience what I feel about my art when I make it. I hope they feel how passionate I am to inspire them.”
Only 19 years old, Dadap received her first guitar early on, followed by teaching herself to play an array of instruments, including piano, Cajon, and ukulele, while probing into music production in her bedroom.
She specializes in music production and songwriting focused on acoustic pop. Her artistic expression is a mix of modern and folk music. Johanna also makes EDM and Hip Hop songs (unreleased). Her biggest inspirations are Jon Bellion, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Blanks, and Charlie Puth.
Along with making music, Dadap connects with the art community by making cover songs that she uploads on her YouTube channel and by sharing her original tracks on different music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, etc.
“The World’s Gone Up In Smoke” features Johanna Dadap on lead vocals, backing vocals, and acoustic guitar, and Paul ‘Taffy’ White on electric guitar, bass, keyboards, and backing vocals.
Opening on a low-slung, elegant piano topped by luminous colors, “The World’s Gone Up In Smoke” flows into a creamy indie-pop melody. Dadap’s luscious alto vocals imbue the lyrics with passionate emotion. It’s a nuanced voice, rife with cashmere phrasing and velvety textures.
“All the words in all the songs they seem to fall on deafened ears / No one hears / No one hears a word till / The world’s gone up in smoke / And mother nature’s broke / But she’s too young to die.”
Beautifully wrought and balanced, with “The World’s Gone Up In Smoke,” Johanna Dadap conveys an important message on alluring music.