PopWrapped Premiere Maddox Jones’ Music Video for New Single “Can’t Wait for the Summer”
A breezy and bittersweet ode to simpler times, “Can’t Wait for the Summer” captures our collective desire to escape the trials and tribulations of the past year and enjoy carefree summer days once again. PopWrapped state that Maddox’s new single is “one of his strongest releases to date,” and chatted with the UK singer-songwriter about the song-writing process.
“I wrote “Can’t Wait For The Summer” in February of this year. I was moving house and I found an old 8 track recorder that I used to record with. It made me think of simpler times, spending days writing music and getting lost in romance. I wanted to write a song without limits, a song where my imagination could go anywhere. “Can’t Wait For The Summer” is about the ultimate romance; images of people dancing in the streets, fairgrounds, weddings, afternoons spent listening to Taylor Swift and drinking wine. It was one of those songs that just came to me, once it was written it appeared like a gift to be honest, like the best songs do, a lot of fun! – Maddox Jones via PopWrapped
Co-produced by Billy Lockett and David Crawford and mixed by Ed Buller, known for his work with Suede, Pulp, and White Lies, “Can’t Wait for the Summer” hit #1 on iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart upon its release. When asked about the visuals that accompany the track Maddox told PopWrapped:
“The video was directed, filmed and edited by Rhys Dunstan who was assisted by Jez Rackham. We approached the video the same way as we approached recording the track, no limits! Although, Ironically, there were many limits so we set about creating the illusion of no limits. We hired a green screen, an old triumph and with a bunch of friends made our way to a barn at Jeffries Farm just outside Northampton, UK in a place called Daventry. Me and my co-star Celeste Charles embarked on a journey in this cool car, going everywhere we wanted by way of the green screen – safari, to the beach, anywhere we wanted. Filmed in the same vein as movies like Grease with a bit of Austin powers thrown in, ultimately I want the viewers to smile and just have a laugh when watching the video.”
Maddox Jones made his solo debut in 2020 with his Headspace EP, receiving praise from the likes of SPIN, American Songwriter, BBC, Record Of The Day and iHeart Radio. “Can’t Wait for the Summer” is the first of several new tracks from Maddox in 2021, as he finishes up work on his follow-up EP.