Jonathan Jarzyna aka John Moods is a German-Polish songwriter from Berlin and co-founder of
on the Berlin label Mansions and Millions, followed in 2019 by the single “I Wanted You” and a
second full length album called “So Sweet So Nice” in 2021 on Mansions and Millions and the
Canadian label Arbutus Records.
Since the first album’s release, he has toured throughout Europe and played shows with bands
such as Jonathan Bree, Homeshake, Porches and Dagobert.
His style can be described as spiritual-romantic outsider pop – quirky but with a very strong sense
of pop, combined with “psychedelic to jazzy folk sound of the late sixties and seventies, to AOR
eighties rock” (according to Spex magazine, among others). There are many spiritual and
philosophical themes hidden in the lyrics. John Moods has collaborated several times with
Canadian singer Sean Nicholas Savage, which resulted in the songs “Take It Home” on his debut
album as well as “One Sweet Thing” on Sean Nicholas Savage’s album “Screamo”. Sean
Nicholas Savage also co-produced the song “I Wanted You.” In 2019, John Moods toured Europe
with Sean as bassist. In the same year, he released the song “Like A Whisper” with Polish artist
Better Person. This was followed in 2020 by the single “Deine Welt” with German artist Luis Ake.
In 2020, two of his songs were featured in the HBO series “High Maintenance.” In an episode of
the series “High Fidelity” on Hulu, a song even ran in the end credits of an episode. In 2021, the
new album called “So Sweet So Nice” alongside a collection of poetry (“Sounds Of A Clown”)
was released on Mansions and Millions and the Canadian label Arbutus Records.
In 2022 John Moods released an EP with demo versions of old and new songs. He will finally go
on his release tour with a live band and release new material.