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