Loren Johnson

Loren Johnson

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

This two-time Los Angeles Music Award Winner has been compared to an array of singer/songwriters including David Gray, Damien Rice and Bob Dylan but his songs and voice have an impressive fingerprint of their own. Melodic breadth and lyrical depth in passionate pursuit of the Perfect Love Song

Biography

Loren Johnson is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, and music entrepreneur. His intimate, memorable, and passionately crafted songs unite melodic breadth and lyrical depth in pursuit of the “perfect love song.” His work has been likened to an array of singer-songwriters including Damien Rice, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and David Gray, while his compositions and vocals have a unique and compelling imprint all their own.

Born in the United States, but raised in such diverse countries as Bahrain, Ecuador and Trinidad, Loren called Los Angeles home until recently when he moved to the beautiful countryside just outside Nashville.

He earned an MBA from Baylor University and spent his early years in Los Angeles working as a consultant, creative director, producer and music entrepreneur earning credits on over 50 national releases for various artists, Grammy award-winning producers, and record labels.

After an unexpected downturn leading to the verge of homelessness and what he now calls a “beautiful brokenness,” Loren responded in song. Doors opened, first in Hollywood clubs, then amphitheatres, theatres and churches, and in such distant places as India, Kazakhstan, Romania, and Argentina. In just the last seven years in fact, his songs have placed him before live audiences totaling more than 375,000.

While serving as a worship and arts pastor in Redondo Beach, California, Loren directed a team of more than 70 leaders, musicians, and vocalists. During these seven years he was also called upon regularly to organize and lead music for numerous citywide events.

He remains a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and is a two-time winner of Los Angeles Music Awards in the Best Artist and Best Producer categories. He also made the finals and the judges’ top three at Puckett’s recent Rising Star Songwriter Contest in Franklin, TN.

Loren has recorded and released four projects of his own: Simplicity, The Unexpected, Wholly, and a live worship project called ONE, through CEO Records. His fifth and recent release, Fractal, was produced, recorded, and mixed by internationally acclaimed artist and songwriter, Kevin Prosch.

Loren is passionately in love with his beautiful wife, Christine, and is the proud father of three.

Lyrics

Always

Written By: Loren Johnson

Intro: V1 Ch V2 Ch Ch

Verse1
I have seen the rose through the thorns
In-no-cence ridiculed scorned
Pleading for me, bleeding for me

Chorus
No one ever loved me like you loved me
When you loved me al-ways
No one ever showed me like you showed me,
When you showed me al-ways

1) You loved me al-ways, a - al – ways (to V2)
2) Now I know, the truth be told
It ends, begins with you……Always (to Ch)

3) Al-ways
(additional ending lyrics)
All my heart, all my soul, all my strength
All I know, All of me to have and hold al - ways

Verse2
I have seen the still through the storm
The power of peace awaken the dawn
Rising for me shining over me

Love Has Found Me (Undone)

Written By: Loren Johnson


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Verse 1
You have opened my heart to see V1 Ch V2 Ch Ch
How beautiful you truly are
Overtaken by waves of grace, your lovely face
The breadth of your outstretched arms

Chorus
I’m undone and I dare not move
Love has found me
Overcome by the way you prove
Love has found me

1)I’m undone

2)Can’t turn back now (2x)
I won’t turn back now
Love won’t let me go
Love won’t let me go

3)I’m undone
I’m undone Love has found me

Verse 2
Revelation of matchless truth
I have prayed for a love like yours
Overwhelmed by a sense of you, Heaven’s gift,
Unfailing Light of the world

All That Matters

Written By: Loren Johnson

All That Matters

V1 C V2 C B V3 C

V You are water, I am like the sand
Wash me over cool this barren land
Let your rain fall through these rafters

Ch Oh oh oh...Love is all that matters |- Rept 3x

Love is all that matters

V2 You are fire, I am like the night
Warm me over help renew my sight
Chase this darkness until it scatters

B I don’t need to see it to watch it grow
I don’t need to feel it to make it so
I just know that
Love is all that matters
Love is all that matters, Love is all that matters

V3 You are air and I can breathe again
I am soaring lifted by this wind
I have no need for hooks and ladders

Fractal

Written By: Loren Johnson

Fractal

(V1) All your eyes see anymore, are colors blending without form. When you move your feet the steps and rhythm rarely meet (C) Fractal, everything is spinning but its all right It’s, it’s all right. I see the end from the beginning and your true name is “beautiful in my sight” (V2) Are you cursed or are you blessed, a priceless work or just a mess? You can search your soul
I’ll tell you if you want to know (C) Fractal everything is spinning but its all right it’s, it’s all right. I see the end from the beginning and your true name is “beautiful in my sight” (spontaneous) (C) Beautiful, everything is spinning but its all right it’s, it’s all right
I see the light of Truth descending and it’s pushing back the night
Setting wrong things right restoring your sight Redeeming back to life

Dance and Fly

Written By: Loren Johnson

Dance and Fly

(V1) Stand in wonder Kneel in Awe Bow and then lose it all.
Every burden, doubt and sin, at these feet rise and then (C) Dance and Fly like a flame, like a prisoner released from the chains Just catch fire like a gem consumed by the brilliance and then (V2) Let this beauty, Steal your breath, Take your heart into the depths
where love and mercy, draws you in calls your name, lifts your head (C) Dance and Fly Like a flame, Like a prisoner released from the chains Just catch fire like a Gem Consumed by the brilliance and then permeate, emanate, illuminates, radiate. Dance and Fly

Undone (Love Has Found Me)

Written By: Loren Johnson

Undone (Love Has Found Me)

(V1) You have opened my heart to see, how beautiful you truly are. Overtaken by waves of grace, your lovely face, the breadth of your outstretched arms. (C) I’m undone and I dare not move, Love has found me. Overcome by the way you prove, love has found me. I’m undone. (V2) Revelation of matchless truth, I have prayed for a love like yours. Overwhelmed by the a sense of you, heaven’s gift, unfailing light of the world. (C) I’m undone and I dare not move, Love has found me. Overcome by the way you prove, love has found me. I’m undone. (B) Turn back now, I can’t turn back now, I won’t turn back now. Love won’t let me go. You’re love won’t let me go. (C) I’m undone and I dare not move, Love has found me. Overcome by the way you prove, love has found me. I’m undone.

Move Me

Written By: Loren Johnson

Move Me (At the Impulse of Your Love)

(V1) As in heaven, here on Earth. Hallowed be your matchless worth. Come in peerless royalty. (C) Move me. You move me. I am warrior. I am dove - at the impulse of your love. (V2) Not mine, but yours, have your way. Stripes for healing, crimson stains. I am willing to bear your name. (C) Move me. You move me. I am warrior. I am dove - at the impulse of your love. (B) Our hearts meeting, like a drum that’s beating, with the power of one in the beauty of holiness. No mistaking, the steps we’re taking. So marrow the road, that I can’t take my eyes off of you. Move me. You move me. At the impulse of your love.

Heavy Rain

Written By: Loren Johnson

(V1)Fear she leads you here
and steals the now then disappears into the fog, into the fray
(C) Heavy Rain, Heavy Rain, Im just praying for the winds of change
to wash away the deep blue haze and make it clear
(V2) Faith, I made her grieve but in my heart I still perceive a fist size cloud, I still believe
(C) Heavy Rain, Heavy Rain, Im just praying for the seasons to change
to wash away the the crimson stains and make it clear

(B) I'm not begging or demanding, I'm just stating, I'm just standing waiting for the torrents of your grace
to wash away the wasted tears redeem the lost and stolen years
'till all these eyes can see is your face...I want to see your face.

Let it Rain
Heavy Rain

Green-eyed Boxing Boy

Written By: Loren Johnson

(V1)
I am the one they call ‘The Twister’
Illusive lover, fighter, mister
The crowd is roaring in this ring
But my whole world grows silent – I only hear you saying

(C)
Where are you my Green-eyed boxing boy?
Where are you my Green-eyed boxing boy?
Why do you try to fight it - to push this love away?
Where are you my Green-eyed boxing boy?
My love my joy

(V2)
I am no stranger to the darkness
I’ve grown accustomed to this pain
But in your words there is a sharpness
That cuts me to the quick- hits me like a train

(C)
Where are you my Green-eyed boxing boy?
Where are you my Green-eyed boxing boy?
Why do you try to fight it - to push this love away?
Where are you my Green-eyed boxing boy?
My love my joy

(B) It seems your love has put a fire in my heart
It seems I’m mesmorized
It seems I have dropped my guard
I don’t know what has come over me
I only know that I was blind.
I only know that now these eyes can see

(C)

Found

Written By: Loren Johnson


Today, I lost it all
The fences so tall
The well-guarded walls

Today, I found the breeze
It swept through the trees
And I fell to my knees

I lost what I wanted
Lost what I wanted
Lost what I wanted
Found what I need

Today, I lost the past
That I held so fast
That nothing could last

Today, I found the view
The old became new
It led me to you

I lost what I wanted
Lost what I wanted
Lost what I wanted
Found what I need

And all that I’ve needed is here in your arms
A house filled with love, filled with you

Repeat chorus

Discography

Fractal
Wholly
The Unexpected
Simplicity

Set List

Sets are configurable and typically run from30 minutes to 120 minutes depending upon the venue.
Loren is a comfortable on the large stage and has experience in amphitheaters, performing art centers as well as Clubs.
He is also a respected, gifted and passionate worship leader. He has travelled globally and been used to help shape worship leaders in God’s ways and as a special event worship leader/artist.