After a career of playing in bands and collaborating with other artists, British singer-songwriter Maddox Jones made his debut as a solo-artist in 2020 with the critically acclaimed, Headspace EP. Shifting his creative process by going solo allowed Jones to channel his deepest emotions, developing a vulnerable body of work while exploring a more diverse sound palette. The result is a personal journey through hedonism, love, loss and the pain of growing up, all echoed by Jones’ honest vocals.
Released on July 10th, 2020 the 5-track debut EP received praise from likes of American Songwriter, SPIN, Complete Music Update and It’s All Indie, among others. Upon release the EP climbed its way to #4 on the iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart and showcases Jones as one of the most exciting emerging artists of the year.
With each self-penned song on ‘Headspace’ Jones vocals, explore a full range of emotions; from the soft crooner’s opening to the addictive anthemic refrain of “My House”, via the funky-influences of “Dancing Feels Good”, to the powerfully haunting chorus of “No More Ghosts”, the talented songwriter takes the listener into his personal journey.
Jones teamed up with ARIA award nominated multi-platinum selling DJs Bombs Away to deliver an official remix of lead single and title track, “Headspace”. With their remix the internationally recognized Australian duo transform the hypnotic synth-washed pop number into an epic dance-floor ready banger, and helped “Headspace” hit #11 on Music Week’s Commercial Pop Chart.
Jones followed up his debut with the lockdown-inspired single, “World’s Gone Mad”. Written with Mikey Austin-Riley and David Crawford at the start of the first U.K. lockdown, the single is a heartfelt love-letter, expressing a realization that many of us have been experiencing this year; the importance of our relationships with our family, friends and loved ones.
In 2021 Jones continued to develop his sound releasing the hopeful pop anthem “Can’t Wait for the Summer”. A breezy and bittersweet ode to simpler times, the anthemic single hit #1 on iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart.
Most recently he released the feel-good “Somewhere There’s a Plan (Believe It)”. Accompanied by a breathtakingly intricate stop-motion music video, the track shows the versatility and joy Jones can bring to his music, capturing the 70-style funk and the uplifting sounds of The Brothers Johnson, Daft Punk and Caribou. Both of his 2021 single will appear on his upcoming debut album, scheduled for release in Spring of 2022.