Clean House, John Hanifin's new album, leads his own musical path
John Hanifin, a classically trained pop artist, has released his new album Clean House.
To celebrate the album’s release, Hanifin is also thrilled to share "Fenway” as the album’s latest single. Clean House comes after singles “Stop, Drop & Roll”, “Unremarkably Remarkable” and “Chance On You”.
In order to capture Clean House, old school recording and engineering techniques were used, which were then manipulated and enhanced using newer software, plugins, and production techniques.
When writing and producing Clean House, John Hanifin was heavily inspired by Bach & Mozart. Hanifin also drew inspiration from Finneas O'Connel, Zedd, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Ray Charles, Beatles, Steely Dan, Snarky Puppy, and Muse.
Using wavy synths, sectioned background vocals, old-school electric guitar chord progressions, and cello pizzicatos, John Hanifin combines classical training with his contemporary path forward.
When discussing his new album, John Hanifin writes:
"Using Clean House as a metaphor, I reversed the concept of time. Sometimes the obvious answer that seems too simple is right. There is no need to complicate things. In reality, I just wanted to get things out of my system and clean house."
John studied at The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee as a Jephson Educational Trust Scholar. While studying for his undergraduate degree, John studied with both Rhonda Rider and Andrew Mark. To pursue a career as a conductor, John founded the Eclipse Symphony Orchestra in Boston in 2009.
In 2010, John graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. He also served as an Ambassador for the Longy School of Music at Bard College, where he studied cello performance with Michael Jojatu of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Hanifin graduated with a master's degree in music in 2012.
Besides working on his first cello concerto, Hanifin runs a successful private studio for cellists around the world. In 2023, Hanifin released music videos filmed in London, England for his debut solo album Clean House. Hanifin's solo cello composition "Wenonah" was added to the Royal Academy Of Music Library during his time in London.