Colin Jones


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Few artists carry the range and depth than the music of Colin Jones; with songs that push and pull from a whisper to full throttle growl, Jones presents a soul-driven sound that leaves listeners discovering more at each encounter.

Jones’ self-taught journey honors music as a cathartic ...

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Evan Mester
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  • 04/23/202104/23/2021

Colin Jones returns with new single, 'Marietta Ave'

'Marietta Ave' sees the San Diego musician, songwriter, and filmmaker adopt a new, poignant sound derived from the timeless rock and pop of the '70s as well as today's indie contemporaries, creating a sort of
rock'n'roll unique to itself.

 

Following a year hard at work in his home studio, San Diego musician, songwriter, and filmmaker Colin Jones is proud to debut his new single, 'Marietta Ave'. The first bit of new material...

News

04/23/2021, Colin Jones returns with new single, 'Marietta Ave'
04/23/202104/23/2021, Colin Jones returns with new single, 'Marietta Ave'
Announcement
04/23/2021
Announcement
04/23/2021
'Marietta Ave' sees the San Diego musician, songwriter, and filmmaker adopt a new, poignant sound derived from the timeless rock and pop of the '70s as well as today's indie contemporaries, creating a sort of rock'n'roll unique to itself. MORE» More»

'Marietta Ave' sees the San Diego musician, songwriter, and filmmaker adopt a new, poignant sound derived from the timeless rock and pop of the '70s as well as today's indie contemporaries, creating a sort of
rock'n'roll unique to itself.

 

Following a year hard at work in his home studio, San Diego musician, songwriter, and filmmaker Colin Jones is proud to debut his new single, 'Marietta Ave'. The first bit of new material since the release of his bluesy 2020 debut EP, Mama Don't Weep, 'Marietta Ave' showcases a more introspective side of Jones, taking stylistic cues from the classic country and rock & roll juxtaposed alongside sensibilities of contemporary indie.

"To me, 'Marietta Ave' is about being given what you asked for and realizing it's not what you really wanted," explains Jones. "You've pushed away the people you love, you're left alone, and now you have to deal with that deafening quiet. That absence can be arguably more painful than the actual heartbreak itself."

photo by Colin Jones

A story about lovers trapped at an ultimatum, 'Marietta Ave' looks at what happens when someone finally answers the call and walks away. Jones continues, "I originally wrote the song as a ballad, though this iteration of the track was significantly slower and melancholy. I was listening to a lot of Fleetwood Mac and 70's country at the time, so I got the idea to try singing over a more energetic, danceable beat. Something about this clicked with me, so I went ahead and laid down a bass line you might hear from old funk or rock and roll." 

What results is a track that explores the duality of Jones' life experiences as a Californian through the lens of a nostalgia-soaked, idealized interpretation of the American Dream, among all the glitz and glamour of the Golden State, yet grounded by lyricism showcasing that loss and heartbreak are inescapable parts of the human experience. "Writing this song led me down a path that allowed me to tell a very personal story but in a way that I wanted to come back to," Jones concludes.

"Marietta Ave"
cover art by Colin Jones

'Marietta Ave' is available now to stream & purchase on all major platforms. Listen HERE.

 

About Colin Jones

Colin Jones is an artist, music producer, and filmmaker based in San Diego, California. Inspired by sounds both classic and contemporary, Jones' art not only exudes an aura of timelessness but also transcends creative mediums, merging his music with filmmaking endeavors and vice versa. Jones is currently putting the final touches on his yet-to-be-named debut LP.

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Announcement
04/23/2021

04/09/2020
04/09/202004/09/2020, SoCal-Based Singer-Songwriter Colin Jones Releases His Explosive New EP, Mama Don't Weep!
Release
04/09/2020
Release
04/09/2020
As both an accomplished musician and filmmaker, Colin Jones is something close to a modern renaissance man. Like a screenplay, Mama Don’t Weep ebbs and flows between rising action, jazzy, nocturnal ambiance and clamoring, chaotic catharsis, evoking a diverse, multifaceted sound,not unlike the works of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds MORE» More»

To celebrate the record's release, Colin will be performing an exclusive live-stream set on Friday.

As both an accomplished musician and filmmaker, Colin Jones is something close to a modern renaissance man. Like a screenplay, Mama Don’t Weep ebbs and flows between rising action, jazzy, nocturnal ambiance and clamoring, chaotic catharsis, evoking a diverse, multifaceted sound, not unlike the works of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. It's through that conceptual range and depth that Colin is able to evoke a starkly cool and genuinely novel sonic identity on Mama Don’t Weep, one that you will be sure to remember and crave more of. 

Fresh off premiering the music video for the EP's title track via IGTV, Colin will be entering the streaming fray once again for the proper release of Mama Don't Weep this Friday. This time, however, Colin will be making his live-stream performance debut via an exclusive record release set, hosted by M-Theory Music. Catch it live HERE on Friday, April 10th at 5:30pm PST. For more info and to RSVP, check out the Facebook invite page HERE.

 
About Colin Jones

Few artists carry the range and depth evoked by Colin Jones, who creates songs that frame his self-taught journey as a cathartic experience and figuratively place the musician as a release valve, wielding aural control over human emotion.

Jones experimented with the bass at a young age before picking up guitar and piano. Now with a musical style fully his own and free of formalities, Jones has gone on to incorporate such diverse elements as synthesizers, the Puerto Rican cuatro, complex percussion, and full brass sections into his genre-bending sound. An approach that has led him to write, perform, arrange, and produce his own material.

Upon his debut, Jones quickly gained a reputation as one of Sydney’s most interesting artists, pushing him beyond Australia into the United States, where he now resides in Southern California.

Release
04/09/2020

04/03/2020
04/30/202004/03/2020, Colin Jones Unleashes Action-Packed Music Video For New Single "Mama Dont Weep"
Release
04/03/2020
Release
04/03/2020
As both an accomplished musician and filmmaker, Colin Jones is something close to a modern renaissance man. His intrinsic knack for visual and aural aesthetics is in a class of its own, spellbinding audiences both via sight and sound. MORE» More»

 Mama Don't Weep EP is out on April 10th


TUNE IN TO THE IGTV PREMIERE OF 'MAMA DON'T WEEP' HERE


As both an accomplished musician and filmmaker, Colin Jones is something close to a modern renaissance man. His intrinsic knack for visual and aural aesthetics is in a class of its own, spellbinding audiences both via sight and sound. With the release of his newest EP only being days away, Jones has dropped a new, high-octane music video for the record’s explosive title track, “Mama Don’t Weep.” A first for Colin, "Mama Don't Weep" is out now exclusively through IGTV today at 9am PST / noon EST. Catch it live HERE.

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Set to the clamor of blaring brass, bluesy riffs and Colin’s signature coarse, cool croon, the video for “Mama Don’t Weep” is a masterful exercise in depicting rising tension through both sight and sound. As the video’s stunts and action set pieces gradually mount in intensity, more and more layers of instrumental cacophony are brilliantly added into the mix. This buildup allows for both the film and music to reach a fever pitch of spectacle and catharsis simultaneously. From being chased (and hit) by a car to brutal fight choreography, Colin Jones goes out of his way to create an engrossing and impactful audiovisual experience on an arguably auteur-esque level. Seldom does the world come across an artist who understands their craft so universally well. Jones is one of those gifted few.


Few artists carry the range and depth evoked by Colin Jones, who creates songs that frame his self-taught journey as a cathartic experience and figuratively place the musician as a release valve, wielding aural control over human emotion.

Jones experimented with the bass at a young age before picking up guitar and piano. Now with a musical style fully his own and free of formalities, Jones has gone on to incorporate such diverse elements as synthesizers, the Puerto Rican cuatro, complex percussion, and full brass sections into his genre-bending sound. An approach that has led him to write, perform, arrange, and produce his own material.

Upon his debut, Jones quickly gained a reputation as one of Sydney’s most interesting artists, pushing him beyond Australia into the United States, where he now resides in Southern California, working on a new record that is sure to surprise anyone that hears it.
“I hope people see something of themselves in my music. Maybe they’ll find a kind of truth. Something raw and unpredictable. It’s fluid, and it changes, and I want it to surprise you. It’s an abandoned Camaro in the middle of the desert covered in weeds and wildflowers. It’s the story of how it got there.”

Release
04/03/2020

01/31/2020, ""How Long" ", Independent
02/05/202001/31/2020, Colin Jones releases single "How Long" and music video
Release
01/31/2020
Release
01/31/2020
Record Label
Independent
Release Title
"How Long"
"How Long" is the first single out from the Australian born, SoCal-based blues musician's upcoming EP Mama Don’t Weep, due to be released in the spring. MORE» More»

"How Long" is the first single out from the Australian born, SoCal-based blues musician's upcoming EP Mama Don’t Weep, due to be released in the spring.

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The first single from Colin Jones' upcoming EP Mama Don't Weep, "How Long" is about being your own worst enemy. "It's about never being able to get it right and the spiral that can put you in," Colin explains, "It's an old song that used to be a folk ballad. The production was an idea I had in the studio back in 2016, and it became this acid-tinged noir soundtrack."

Colin recently traveled to Nashville as a guest of Julia Jacklin to play a secret show during her most recent US tour. "Julia and I have been friends for a long time, both being active in Sydney's music scene. She was generous enough to invite me out for an intimate show during her last tour," says Jones. Apart from the upcoming EP, Colin is working on a new album due to drop later this year. He also stays busy by using his creative talents as a music producer and working on a short film.

The range and depth of Colin Jones' music is exceptional as his songs push and pull from a whisper to full throttle growl. Jones presents a signature soul-driven sound that leaves listeners discovering more at each encounter. 

Jones' music questions and reveals ideas about politics, morality, faith, and love – themes often requiring acceptance of the unknown and a deep understanding of the self. Through introspective lyrics, Jones explores where and how he and the rest of us fit within these ever-uncertain contexts. "I don't feel things in black and white, and my messages are a reflection of those grey areas in my life, those things people push into the shadows."

Few artists carry the range and depth evoked by Colin Jones, who creates songs that frame his self-taught journey as a cathartic experience and figuratively place the musician as a release valve, wielding aural control over human emotion.

Jones experimented with the bass at a young age before picking up guitar and piano. Now with a musical style fully his own and free of formalities, Jones has gone on to incorporate such diverse elements as synthesizers, the Puerto Rican cuatro, complex percussion, and full brass sections into his genre-bending sound. An approach that has led him to write, perform, arrange, and produce his own material.

Upon his debut, Jones quickly gained a reputation as one of Sydney’s most interesting artists, pushing him beyond Australia into the United States, where he now resides in Southern California, working on a new record that is sure to surprise anyone that hears it.
“I hope people see something of themselves in my music. Maybe they’ll find a kind of truth. Something raw and unpredictable. It’s fluid, and it changes, and I want it to surprise you. It’s an abandoned Camaro in the middle of the desert covered in weeds and wildflowers. It’s the story of how it got there.”

Release
01/31/2020