Detroit-native singer/songwriter and healer Jacob Mondry recently released his first album, Poetry, and with it, its focus track, “Garden of Maybe.” Fit for any coffee shop or rainy day mood playlist, “Garden of Maybe” is about a magical, mystical place that Jacob escapes to when he daydreams.

The now Los Angeles-based musician started his career in 2018 after he was deeply moved by a Facebook post about a 5-year-old girl having open-heart surgery for the first time. After reaching out to her parents and singing for her in person, Jacob became aware of how music can help the healing journey of hospital patients. Most recently, Jacob was on season 16 of America’s Got Talent with his parody boy band The Other Direction, which took the world by storm with their first live audition, gaining 16 million views in their first week. When he’s not performing, he practices the silver healing modality, giving in-person and remote healing sessions.

“Garden of Maybe” is there Jacob sees his future. When he daydreams, he sometimes pictures spending time with his future love. At the core, the song is about standing in the garden and singing a lullaby to bring them there. Sounds of nature underpin the delicate guitar strums and charming vocals that relay the dreamscape world. Bird songs are faintly heard in the background as Jacob portrays the garden with his honey-laced voice. He poses questions to his future love to find him in this space that he sees when he closes his eyes. The graceful atmosphere swells as the track continues before drawing to a final, slower hook as his patience wears down. Jacob holds out hope, ending the lyrical content with slightly different lyrics from the original hook, indicating that he may be near his dream after all.

You can listen to “Garden of Maybe” and the entirety of Poetry below.

Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis. I’m always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!
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Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis. I’m always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!

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