Who Is Daniel Johns? is the new Spotify Original Podcast series from former Silverchair frontperson, Daniel Johns.
The series launches today with the 32 minute premiere, ‘After All These Years’. The episode includes guest appearances from some of Johns’ favourite people and musical collaborators, such as The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, ex-wife Natalie Imbruglia and Johns’ Dissociatives band mate Paul Mac.
Who Is Daniel Johns? is pitched as “a deep dive into the life and times of one of the most successful, controversial and mysterious artists in Australian music history.” It’s a five-part documentary series, with Johns endeavouring to bare all and answer the tough questions that have surrounded his 27 year career.
A new episode will arrive weekly, with each episode being introduced by actor Guy Pearce. The series also features a soundtrack of original and previously unreleased released music from Johns.
At the conclusion of the five episode series, Johns will release a number of bonus episodes comprising one-on-one conversations with a number of the key figures in his life, including the aforementioned list of famous names.
“I’m happy to do it because I think it’s a good vessel to release art,” Johns said of the podcast. “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.”