Jonathan Andreas Thulin (born May 7, 1988) is a Swedish-American recording artist and songwriter. He is best known for his #1 hit single "Dead Come to Life", featuring Australian artist Charmaine. He has been applauded for his creative approach to Christian music, through cinematic and theatrical recordings and music videos. His recently released music video "Bombs Away", featuring artist Rachael Lampa, was a success among critics and audiences alike. He is a member of the chart topping band Press Play and has released one studio album with Press Play and two as a solo artist. His solo albums "The Anatomy of a Heartflow" and "The White Room" were released on Dream Records, EMI CMG distribution. He recently released a music video for "Dead Come to Life" with Charmaine, to great success. His newest single "Architecture" released to radio on November 4.
Thulin was born in Kalmar, Sweden. His parents, Morgan and Helene Thulin, are both Swedish. He is the youngest of four children, with older brothers David and Samuel, and sister Jeanette. His parents were traveling evangelists all over Scandinavia. Jonathan began singing at the age of one and recorded his first album with his family at age six.
Thulin and his family traveled full-time across America for three years where they sang in over five hundred churches and performed with Carman and The Gaither Vocal Band. After releasing six albums with his family, Jonathan began his solo career at sixteen, releasing his first album "Immovable", which was a local success in his home town at the time, Minneapolis. He went on to release another album "The Epiphany Guide" in 2008.
In January, 2010, Thulin and his wife Anna moved to Los Angeles and began attending The Dream Center, which is where he met worship leader and producer Dave Hanley. He subsequently moved to Lake Forest and began attending a Mission Viejo church, Mount of Olives, where he sang on the worship/praise team and got inspiration for a few songs. He began touring with Press Play in November, 2010, and went on to co-write and record their successful album "World Anthem." He got signed as a solo artist to Dream Records in 2011. In April, 2011, Thulin, along with Press Play, went on tour with Rachael Lampa, Australian artist Charmaine and Ryan Stevenson.
In July 2011, Thulin travelled to Moscow, Idaho, to record his first music video "Babylon" with Neumann Films. After it released, the video created a buzz because of its cinematic approach, an approach which is very unusual in Christian music.
After releasing his first solo album "The Anatomy of a Heartflow" on Dream Records in late 2011, Thulin began touring with Charmaine on "The Love/War Tour."
In February, 2012 Thulin began work on his sophomore effort "The White Room", which would feature Rachael Lampa, Charmaine and the folk band Elden. The album released on Oct 19, 2012, to major critical success.
On January 15, 2013, Thulin teamed up with Neumann Films again and released his music video for "Bombs Away", which featured and was co-written by Rachael Lampa. The YouTube video went viral and also received a tremendous amount of support from fans and critics alike.
Late summer 2013, after finishing a 2 month tour in Sweden, Jonathan's single "Dead Come to Life (feat. Charmaine)", became a #1 CHR/Hot AC radio hit. It stayed at #1 for 3 weeks and was also a huge hit on Air1 Radio. Jonathan recently finished the JCTV Tour with Press Play, Manic Drive, and Silverline. He continues his touring in January next year with a living room tour in Australia, and his first headlining tour in February and March. "The Dead Come to Life Tour" will feature Shine Bright Baby and Loftland.
In 2014, Jonathan was nominated for 4 We Love Christian Music Awards, including "Best Male Artist," "Best Collaboration" with Charmaine and "Best Music Video" for "Bombs Away (feat. Rachael Lampa)" and "Dead Come to Life (feat. Charmaine)".
Thulin attended North Central University for a year in 2005 before he dropped out to pursue a music career full-time. He married Swedish singer Anna Thulin on March 21, 2009. The couple moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September 2013.