Hobo Johnson Talks Influences, Viral Success on Kevin & Bean

October 15, 2019

This morning, Hobo Johnson stopped by the Kevin & Bean Show to talk about playing The Wiltern, the do-it-yourself nature of his career, and his influences. 

"I'm a pretty anxious person in general," Johnson said when discussing the themes of his music, though his music varies stylistically across his work. 

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When asked about his influences, Johnson cited an array of different artists. "I really like Chance the Rapper...and Bright Eyes," he mentioned, explaining, "I think [the variety of influcences] culiminates in whatever weird thing I do."

Although Hobo Johnson has had viral success, there are still some problems he runs into, especially on the internet. "For some reason, people either hate me with a passion or like me," Johnson said, although he is trying to work through it by stepping away from online spaces. 

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