Viktoria (Acoustic Original)
November 29, 2020 - videos
Here’s an acoustic version of an original song of mine, called “Viktoria”. I filmed this as part of my last livestream on Instagram. To see when/where I’m playing next, visit my shows page. Lyrics: Running around at sundown You tiptoe through the night You don’t like to be held too long And you don’t long to be held tight You live for the chase, that’s your nine to five life And I want you to... Read more...
My First Gig
November 20, 2020 - videos
Story time! Here’s the story of my very first gig back in high school. Thanks for watching!
Hindsight (Acoustic Original)
November 13, 2020 - videos
Here’s an acoustic version of an original song of mine, called “Hindsight”. I filmed this as part of my last livestream on Instagram. To see when/where I’m playing next, visit my shows page. Lyrics: There’s this band I know They’re big in Tokyo I saw them at this show. They played my favourite song But everyone was talking While I sang along. I’m on the outside looking in At this mirror image, full of sin... Read more...
Staying In (Acoustic Original)
November 7, 2020 - videos
Here’s an original tune of mine called “Staying In” from a few weeks ago! Lyrics: I’m tired of being tired and I’m Sorry for being sorry What’s the point in apologizing If all it does is make you worry And I know it’s been a long road, with lots of turns We’ve still got rocks to climb and bridges to burn. I’m staying in I’m staying in I’m staying in. Yeah I’m the cursed child,... Read more...
All Request Power Hour Starring Jon Capus (Show Announcement)
November 5, 2020 - blog
Upcoming live show announcement! Come help raise money for Boyle Street Community Services and ask me to play some weird/good tunes! Everything by request! No reasonable request refused*! *In order for things to sound decent, requests need to be: Something familiar enough to me that I know the gist of the melody, etc. Something that has chords & lyrics available online I’ll do my best to entertain ALL requests! Even if it’s just a few... Read more...
Hello, It's Me (Again) [Single]
October 30, 2020 - music
Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and produced by Jon Capus Additional backing vocals by Kalinda Gauthier Mastering by Clay Marshall Francis Lyrics: Hello, it’s me again Back from, another one of my bends Seems to me that nothing really changes all that much Seems to me that nothing really stays the same. If I could, I would, land back on both my feet It’s stupid, how I looped it, and got stuck on repeat If I... Read more...
Hello, It's Me (Again) [Teaser Trailer]
October 23, 2020 - videos
Hello, it’s me… again! Use this Spotify pre-save link to get notified when the single releases: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/joncapus/hello-its-me-again
Icarus (Piano Original)
October 16, 2020 - videos
Here’s another original tune of mine called “Icarus”. Stick around to the end for a cute little moment! Lyrics: Big city, it’s burning up my lungs I’m tired of running, and I’m tired of the drugs I’ll go down swinging, in the bitter end In the ninth inning, that’s when you make your friends. Yeah, you shine a light all over me Yeah, you make me want to believe Yeah, I could ride into the... Read more...
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Acoustic Cover)
October 10, 2020 - videos
Here’s my take on Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. Hope you like happy-sounding songs turned sad! If you don’t, I’m not sure why you’re watching these videos to begin with.
Hums (Acoustic Original)
October 3, 2020 - videos
Here’s an acoustic version of an original song of mine, called “Hums”. I filmed this as part of my last livestream on Instagram. To see when/where I’m playing next, visit my shows page. Lyrics: Can’t move forward Can’t move back I met a girl, she gave me A heart attack She struck me down Like a hurricane She wasn’t just some Plain Jane. My body hums, can you sing along? My body hums, can you... Read more...
Jon Capus - Hindsight (Original Acoustic Demo)
September 25, 2020 - videos
We’re time travelling back to 2012 again! I originally released this on my YouTube channel eight years ago. Fun fact: this song helped me get a gig opening up for Benjamin Francis Leftwich at Brixx in Edmonton because at the time I didn’t really have much for recordings to send to the promoter. It’s definitely got a similar vibe to his music! You can look forward to a bigger and better version of this on... Read more...
Why I Started Playing Guitar
September 19, 2020 - videos
Story time! Ever wondered why I started playing guitar? You’re in for a surprise. This video is short but sweet but I might do some more in the future if I remember any other stories worth telling this way.
And thanks for reading the text portion of my videos!
Ides of March (Acoustic Original)
September 11, 2020 - videos
Here’s an acoustic version of an original song of mine, called “Ides of March”. I filmed this as part of my last livestream on Instagram. To see when/where I’m playing next, visit my shows page. Lyrics: You and I Can’t collide, anymore It’s true that we Have seen the score We know the end We flipped to the back Read all the words Know our plan of attack Against; Hundreds of strong, hundreds of weak... Read more...
Writing A YouTube Theme Song (Songwriting Tutorial - Logic Pro X)
September 4, 2020 - videos
Hang out with me while I write and record a simple theme song for my YouTube channel in Logic Pro X! If you watch my face closely you can see the moments where inspiration strikes as I’m jamming along to the different sections or just trying to write cohesive riffs. If you like the song/video, let me know if there are other videos you want to see from me! Maybe I’ll write other theme songs.... Read more...
Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen (Cover)
August 27, 2020 - videos
One of my favourite pop albums of all time turned five this year! E•MO•TION by Carly Rae Jepsen is incredible from start to finish and I hope you share (or learn to share) the same appreciation I have for it.
With that, here’s my take on the title track, Emotion, from the album of the same name.
The Joy of Restringing Guitars (ASMR)
August 21, 2020 - videos
Watch me channel my inner Bob Ross and teach you how to (quietly) change a string on a guitar. I thought this video would end up being mostly funny, but it’s a pretty good tutorial in and of itself.
If you like the video, let me know what other long form content you want to see from me!
Sold - Dan Mangan (Instagram Live - May 2, 2020)
August 15, 2020 - videos
Digging into the vault again! Working on a bunch of new videos that aren’t quite ready yet.
This is from an Instagram live performance back on May 2, 2020.
Hope you enjoy my cover of Sold by Dan Mangan!
Viktoria Shirt (Merch)
August 7, 2020 - blog
New merch alert!
Bring Viki with you wherever you go! $5 from each shirt will be donated to SAFE Team (Saving Animals From Euthanasia Team Edmonton Society) where Viktoria was adopted from.
You can check out the Viktoria shirt and other merch on Bandcamp here.
If you’re in Edmonton, DM me on any of my social media pages or contact me and we’ll save you the shipping costs!
Jon Capus - Hums (Original Acoustic Demo)
August 6, 2020 - videos
This time, we’re time travelling back to 2012 - I originally released this on my YouTube channel eight years ago and it’s been a staple of my setlists ever since (in fact, I don’t think I’ve played a single solo show without this song). I remember when I first wrote Hums, lyrically and musically I wanted to write something happy and simple, and I think I accomplished both of those in spades. I’ve even heard... Read more...
Great Expectations - The Gaslight Anthem (Acoustic Cover)
July 30, 2020 - videos
The year is 2008 - the world is either dealing with or about to deal with a financial crisis, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decades. Hard to believe that was a dozen years ago, and harder still to believe we’re going through another, worse, global crisis in 2020. I’ve always loved The Gaslight Anthem’s first few records. Their folk/punk stylings were honest and catchy, and any one of their songs can be... Read more...
I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco (Ukulele Cover)
July 24, 2020 - videos
It’s been a tough few months! I think we all deserve to let loose and indulge in some weird gratuitous nonsense - and this song is no exception! I love the entirety of the album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out that this song appears on. Let me be your guide and take you back to the mid-00s. This must count as classic rock by now, right? I might do some more weird and unconventional... Read more...
Black Lives Matter
June 5, 2020 - blog
Black lives matter. It’s not enough to just post on social media. Listen, read, and donate. Be anti-racist. Acknowledge white privilege. Support and amplify BIPOC voices during this time across social media. Show up for local protests & rallies when/where they’re happening. Take this offline, too. Call out racism when you see it, whether it’s family or friends or strangers, whether explicit or implicit. Discuss current events with those close to you, and don’t let... Read more...
Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays (Acoustic Cover)
April 26, 2020 - videos
I think I first discovered Alvvays just before or around the time that their second album, Antisocialites, came out. After ravenously consuming their debut album, I was happy to have more material to dive into; as the band expanded their repertoire, my love for them also grow by approximately 10 tracks. While their second album is very good, I find myself often jumping back to 2014 and listening to their self-titled debut Alvvays. Track number... Read more...
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Single)
April 15, 2020 - music
Original track written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam Arranged, recorded, mixed, and produced by Jon Capus Mastering by Clay Marshall Francis Artwork by Jon Capus Lyrics: Clock strikes upon the hour And the sun begins to fade Still enough time to figure out How to chase my blues away I’ve done alright up to now It’s the light of day that shows me how And when the night falls, loneliness calls Oh, I wanna... Read more...
Sticker Pack (Merch)
March 8, 2020 - blog
I’ve got stickers! They come in a pack of 6 (three large and three small - a.k.a. two sizes of all three of the unique designs). You can check out the designs and prices at my Bandcamp merch shop here. That’s all, folks! If you want regular updates of this nature please consider subscribing to my mailing list in the footer of the website! You can also use the contact link there to let me... Read more...
Viktoria (Lyric Video)
March 2, 2020 - videos
Available on all your favourite streaming services. Lyrics: Running around at sundown You tiptoe through the night You don’t like to be held too long And you don’t long to be held tight You live for the chase, that’s your nine to five life And I want you to live on so you feel alright Boys could chase you until the end of time But they don’t know about your nine lives… Viktoria; you’re a... Read more...
February 14, 2020 - music
Written, recorded, mixed, and produced by Jon Capus Drums recorded by Evan van Ramshorst at Belgravia Manor Mastering by Clay Marshall Francis Artwork by Tiffany Tate - www.tiffany-tate.com Lyrics: Running around at sundown You tiptoe through the night You don’t like to be held too long And you don’t long to be held tight You live for the chase, that’s your nine to five life And I want you to live on so you feel... Read more...
Distant Early Warning - Rush (Acoustic Cover)
January 14, 2020 - videos
When I heard that Neil Peart had passed away on January 7, 2020, my heart broke in two. Rush has been my all-time favourite band since I was a teenager and started playing guitar I obsessed over every album, live performance, lyric, and drum solo. My songwriting has always been influenced by this band and there is truly no soul better at combining complicated rhythms with poetic lyrics. Rest in peace, Neil. I hope your... Read more...
January 1, 2020 - blog
New Year’s Resolutions are funny. I don’t normally subscribe to setting a resolution most years since I know it creates an unhealthy pressure for me to do something. Could I eat healthier? Sure. Could I play more music? Absolutely. But I prefer to do things on my own terms. That being said, I did go against the grain earlier this year when I decided I wanted to set a goal for myself: see more live... Read more...
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston (Acoustic Cover)
November 15, 2019 - videos
I performed this song at a good friend’s wedding and figured it needed the full treatment. It’s the perfect song for a first dance at a wedding, I think.
There’s something timeless about this song, no matter how many times you listen to it nor how many different covers exist of it.