The Human Condition (Jon Bellion album)

The Human Condition is the debut studio album by American recording artist Jon Bellion. The album was released on June 10, 2016, through Visionary Music Group and Capitol Records.[1] It was supported by four promotional singles: "Guillotine", "All Time Low", "80's Films", and "Maybe IDK". "All Time Low" was later announced as the lead single from the album and was released on May 13, 2016. Bellion released early versions of "All Time Low" and "Woke the Fuck Up" in 2015 along with the song "Woodstock (Psychedelic Fiction)", which did not feature on the record. "Overwhelming" was released as a single on April 25, 2017.

The Human Condition
The Human Condition (Official Album Cover) by Jon Bellion.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)
Recorded2014–16
Genre
Length55:11
Label
Producer
Jon Bellion chronology
The Definition
(2014)
The Human Condition
(2016)
Glory Sound Prep
(2018)
Singles from The Human Condition
  1. "All Time Low"
    Released: May 13, 2016
  2. "Overwhelming"
    Released: April 25, 2017

ArtworkEdit

The cover art for The Human Condition was created by David Ardinaryas Lojaya and Jacob Caljouw. Additionally, Lojaya and Caljouw created artwork for each of the tracks on the album. The recurrent themes throughout the fourteen pieces are "...young Jon, current Jon, and the old Jon [as well as] a woman who is throughout all the things, and she should be muse..".[2]

SinglesEdit

"Guillotine", "80's Films", and "Maybe IDK" were released as promotional singles in early 2016.

"All Time Low" was released to digital retailers on May 13, 2016, and later to Top 40 radio on August 30, 2016, as the lead single from the album.[3]

"Overwhelming" was announced to be the second official single from the album, and was released to Top 40 radio on April 25, 2017.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."He Is the Same"
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Volta
  • Mylon Hayde[a]
4:01
2."80's Films"
3:36
3."All Time Low"
  • Bellion
  • Travis Mendes
  • Williams
  • Cubina
3:37
4."New York Soul (Part II)"
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Hayde
  • Volta[a]
4:27
5."Fashion"Moccio3:55
6."Maybe IDK"
  • Bellion
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Volta
  • busbee[a]
3:53
7."Woke the Fuck Up"
  • Bellion
  • Knox
  • Williams[a]
  • Hayde[a]
3:39
8."Overwhelming"
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Cubina
  • Jonathan Simpson
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Simpson[a]
  • Volta[a]
2:52
9."Weight of the World" (featuring Blaque Keyz)
4:29
10."The Good in Me"
3:43
11."Morning in America"
  • Kirkpatrick
  • Evigan
  • Bellion
  • Williams[a]
  • Volta[a]
4:25
12."iRobot"
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Hayde
  • Bellion
  • Hayde
  • Williams
3:28
13."Guillotine" (featuring Travis Mendes)
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Cubina
  • Mendes
  • Bellion
  • Williams
  • Volta
3:28
14."Hand of God"
  • Bellion
  • Dan Heath
  • Williams
  • Cubina
  • Bellion
  • Heath
  • Williams[a]
  • Volta[a]
5:37
Total length:55:11

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

The Human Condition TourEdit

On April 27, 2016, two days after the album was announced, Bellion revealed the dates of Part 1 of The Human Condition Tour. Later, Bellion revealed Part 2 and the European Leg on July 26, 2016 and September 29, 2016, respectively.

Date City Country Venue
Part One
June 20, 2016 Boston United States Royale
June 21, 2016 Philadelphia Trocadero Theatre
June 22, 2016 Cleveland House of Blues
June 24, 2016 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
June 25, 2016 Nashville Exit/In
June 26, 2016 Atlanta The Loft
June 28, 2016 Ft. Lauderdale Culture Room
June 29, 2016 Orlando The Beacham
July 1, 2016 Houston House of Blues
July 2, 2016 Dallas House of Blues
July 3, 2016 Albuquerque Sunshine Theater
July 5, 2016 Tucson The Rock
July 6, 2016 Phoenix Crescent Ballroom
July 8, 2016 Los Angeles The Fonda Theatre
July 9, 2016 San Diego House of Blues
July 11, 2016 San Francisco The Fillmore
July 13, 2016 Seattle Neptune Theatre (Seattle)
July 14, 2016 Portland Wonder Ballroom
July 18, 2016 Salt Lake City The Complex
July 19, 2016 Denver Gothic Theatre
July 21, 2016 Minneapolis Varsity Theater
July 22, 2016 Milwaukee The Rave/Eagles Club
July 23, 2016 Chicago House of Blues
July 24, 2016 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit
July 26, 2016 Toronto Canada The Hoxton
July 27, 2016 Pittsburgh United States Altar Bar
July 29, 2016 New York City Webster Hall
Part Two
October 20, 2016 Columbus United States Newport Music Hall
October 23, 2016 Indianapolis Deluxe
October 25, 2016 Detroit Fillmoare
October 27, 2016 Toronto Canada Phoenix
October 28, 2016 Chicago United States Riviera Theatre
October 30, 2016 Minneapolis Myth
October 31, 2016 Lawrence Granada
November 2, 2016 Salt Lake City The Complex
November 3, 2016 Los Angeles The Wiltern
November 4, 2016 San Francisco Warfield Theatre
November 6, 2016 Seattle The Showbox
November 7, 2016 Portland Roseland Theater
November 9, 2016 Denver Ogden Theatre
November 11, 2016 Omaha Slowdown (venue)
November 13, 2016 Austin Emo's
November 14, 2016 Dallas House of Blues
November 15, 2016 San Antonio Alamo City Music Hall
November 17, 2016 Nashville Marathon Music Works
November 18, 2016 Atlanta Center Stage (Atlanta)
November 20, 2016 Raleigh Lincoln Theatre
November 21, 2016 Silver Spring The Fillmore
November 22, 2016 Philadelphia Electric Factory
November 23, 2016 New York City Terminal 5 (venue)
November 27, 2016 Pittsburgh Stage AE
November 28, 2016 Boston House of Blues
European Leg
March 18, 2017 Oslo Norway Parkteatret
March 19, 2017 Stockholm Sweden Debaser Strand
March 21, 2017 Copenhagen Denmark Pumpehuset
March 24, 2017 Warsaw Poland Proxima
March 25, 2017 Berlin Germany Gretchen
March 26, 2017 Cologne Die Kantine
March 29, 2017 Munch Muffathhalle
March 30, 2017 Milan Italy Fabrique
April 1, 2017 Paris France Trabendo
April 3, 2017 Leuven Belgium Het Depot
April 5, 2017 Amsterdam Holland Paradiso (Amsterdam)
April 6, 2017 London United Kingdom Heaven
April 8, 2017 Birmingham O2 Institute
April 10, 2017 Glasgow Garage
April 11, 2017 Manchester Academy 2
April 12, 2017 Dublin Ireland The Olympia Theatre

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States, The Human Condition debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, with 40,000 equivalent album units, marking the second highest debut of the week.[5] It was the fourth best-selling album of the week, selling 32,000 copies in its first week.[5] On September 7, 2017, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 500,000 units in the United States. "Woke the F*ck Up" was certified gold, also by the RIAA, in December 2018.

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

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