Fingerstyle virtuoso Jon Gomm has released the video for his new single, Cocoon, which puts his ridiculously advanced acoustic guitar technique, highlighted by some expert tuning-peg twisting, on full display.
You can check out the incredible performance, which also includes plenty of tapped notes and chords and percussive knocks on the guitar body, above.
The track is taken from Gomm’s upcoming album, The Faintest Idea, due October 16 on Kscope Records, and the clip was filmed by the Samsara Collective at Niamos Radical Arts Theatre in Manchester, England.
Gomm, a longtime Lowden Guitars signature artist, also recently hinted at a signature model with a new company, which can be glimpsed in the video above. (Do our eyes deceive us, or is that Ibanez written on the headstock?)
In a recent Instagram post, he stated that “The reason is obviously nothing to do with the wonderful guitars. I've been given the chance elsewhere to help design a guitar for modern fingerstyle from scratch, and I couldn't resist such an exciting challenge.”
Regarding his extended guitar technique, Gomm assured Guitar World a few years back that his approach is not a gimmick. “Every song has to have a meaning and connect with people emotionally,” he said. “And you can’t make that connection just by doing gymnastics.”
He added that his favorite thing about playing in this style is that “there are no boundaries. I can think in any genre I want and try to put that into the music.”
Gomm’s new album, The Faintest Idea, is available for preorder now (opens in new tab).
For more information and upcoming tour dates, head to Jon Gomm (opens in new tab).