Maddox Jones – Can’t Wait for the Summer
Maddox Jones releases hopeful pop anthem “Can’t Wait for the Summer”
UK singer-songwriter, Maddox Jones is bringing some much-needed optimism to listeners this Spring with the release of his latest single, “Can’t Wait for the Summer”.
A breezy and bittersweet ode to simpler times, “Can’t Wait for the Summer” captures in song our collective desire to escape the trials and tribulations of the past year and enjoy carefree summer days once again. Jones’ new single sees the singer-songwriter reminiscing about romantic memories over a vibrant palette of guitar, synths and vocal harmonies, as he recalls “dreaming the day away into an 8-track recorder, wishing you were mine”.
Masterfully bringing together a carefree pop vibe with subtle notes of nostalgia, Maddox Jones is helping the nation push through these final few weeks of lockdown with “Can’t Wait for the Summer”. Upon release the new single hit #1 on iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart.
“This release is a fun, optimistic guitar driven pop record perfect for now as we all can’t wait for this summer and for lockdown to finally be over!” – Maddox Jones
Accompanying the single is a fun music video directed by Rhys Dunstan. Premiered on PopWrapped.com, Maddox describes the video as being filmed in the same vein 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” states Maddox.
“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.” – Maddox Jones via PopWrapped
Formerly the front man of lauded indie-rock outfit The Departure, Maddox Jones made his solo debut in 2020 with his EP, Headspace. Receiving praise from the likes of SPIN, American Songwriter, BBC, Record Of The Day and iHeart Radio the EP climbed to #4 on the iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart. The title track and lead single also rose to #11 in the Music Week commercial pop club charts.
After experimenting successfully with a synth-led electronic sound on Headspace, Jones is proving his versatility and range by moving into new sonic territory and breaking new musical ground. “Can’t Wait for the Summer” is a glorious guitar-driven pop record, built on incredibly catchy melodies and an anthemic, radio-ready chorus that’s begging to be blasted from the speakers at Glastonbury’s main stage.
Co-produced by Billy Lockett and David Crawford and mixed by Ed Buller, known for his work with Suede, Pulp, and White Lies, the track brings together polished production, heartfelt songwriting and authentic emotion to produce what’s undoubtedly one of 2021’s brightest new pop songs.