London born chanteuse Jones presents her melancholic yet optimistic debut album New Skin. After years of exploring and experimenting, she has found her sound: a starkly modern, electronic soul music with a pop direction. Her songs are all crafted to hit the heart, "to talk about love and life in an original way, as if no one else has ever spoken about it before."
Her love of Stevie Wonder's longevity and creativity has taught her that since childhood; the work of Pharrell Williams has taught her how bold and otherworldly you can be with production and melodies when you're writing new pop. The darkness and drama of Lykke Li, and the weirdness and liveliness of Little Dragon, have also taught Jones that you approach the oldest things in pop in a striking new way.
New Skin has come together thanks to Jones' work with some incredible studio talents: Lana Del Rey collaborator Justin Parker, Savages producer and xx mixer Rodaidh McDonald, Sam Smith co-writer Tourist, and the enigmatic AK Paul. Working with these disparate talents got Jones exploring new ground, but also hardened her vision of what her songs should really be: moments to lift people out of their lives, however difficult.
Jones' songs ring out like bright bells. There's "Wild," a song about persistence and never giving up: to remember that even when you feel caged in by life, you've got wildness inside. "Tomorrow Is New" is about watching someone in trouble, pulling them through, and the epic "Waterloo," about a moment when you know you have to leave someone behind, because you don't feel the same way that they feel for you.