JOSEPH J. JONES
AND HIS NEW SINGLE “CRAWL” OUT NOW VIA COMMUNION RECORDS / CAROLINE AUSTRALIA
“A powerful set of vocal chords.'” – Complex
“He’s a heavyweight in his art” – TMRW
“Jones has a classic voice” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Soulfully stunning vocal delivery that is the star of the show.” – The 405
“Artful songwriting that pecks a hefty punch.” – Clash
Introducing Joseph J. Jones, the Hornchurch, Essex born and raised singer leading the way in alternative/indie and neo soul songwriting. Coming to you via Communion Records / Caroline Australia, Joseph J. Jones has unveiled his brilliant new single, ‘Crawl’.
The new single follows his emotive single ‘Gospel Truth’ and his recent mixtape with Shay Banks, Tired Of The Weekend. Joseph released his debut album ‘Hurricane‘ in 2016, with sounds ranging from sombre, piano-led neo soul to downbeat electronics that speak to his inner Kanye and Gorillaz fan.
It’s Joseph’s powerful yet effortless vocals that take the lead on ‘Crawl’, combined with a restrained minimal production, the result is truly engrossing and a testament to Joseph’s musical talents.
Having spent five years winning over the hostile pub crowds of the East End, Joseph became a master of his craft, but was close to giving up. He spent some time delving into the dirt of hedonism and regret for inspiration, until his grandfather mysteriously intervened via a Medium’s premonition.
There’s something truly unique about Joseph J. Jones. Having spent his formative years following in his father’s footsteps, taking up boxing and performing in East End football pubs – Joseph was always fated to fight his way to stardom.
“I was fed up with it altogether. And then, this woman who was a medium came up to me said ‘I got your granddad with me’. He never saw me do any music. She told me so much stuff that you’d never believe could come true” says Joseph.
Joseph signed to Communion Records in November 2015 at the age of 23, having been spotted at a Dalston pub show, he’d crafted a batch of universally relatable soul tunes with a sharp modernist twist, set to see him ranked alongside Sam Smith and Rag’n’Bone Man as a pivotal figure on the Millennial soul scene.
“I love Johnny Cash,” he says, “and when you listen to ‘I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die’, how do you reflect that in a song of today? I find people today really want big songs again and that’s my music. I love storytelling, I love telling those songs and having those twisting, suburban, street-y edges to it. Not trying to be someone else, but doing these universal songs that people can relate to.”
Joseph J. Jones – Crawl
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