October 25, 2021

Spotify launches original podcast Who Is Daniel Johns?

Spotify launches original podcast Who Is Daniel Johns?

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns is both the host and subject of a new Spotify Original Podcast, Who Is Daniel Johns?

The podcast will feature a soundtrack of original yet-to-be-released music from Johns, as well as interviews with key figures in his life including ex-wife Natalie Imbruglia.

Publicity for the podcast quotes Imbruglia as saying: “Who is Daniel Johns? The first thing that springs to mind is ‘musical genius’. Also ‘Peter Pan’, maybe.”

Each of the five episodes will be introduced by actor Guy Pearce. The series is produced by Kaitlyn Sawrey, Amelia Chappelow and Frank Lopez.

Johns, who rarely gives interviews, explained his rationale for doing the podcast.

“I’m happy to do it because I think it’s a good vessel to release art,” he said. “Above all things, I just want to make art, and I would really love for people to hear it. And the only way to get people to hear my art is through vessels like this because I don’t want to perform on stage.”