EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
Jones' story includes transformative journeys exploring health and culture in the jungles of Africa
and Brazil, powerful moments conducting HIV research in state of the art labs, and being locked
in her mentor Peaches' Berlin studio among various dildos and synthesizers. Impressed with
Jones' burgeoning talents, Peaches took her in as a protégé, leading to collaborations on
Peaches' own "Vaginoplasty" and "Free Pussy Riot." Peaches instilled artistic autonomy in
terms of Jones being able to write her songs, perform most of the instrumental sections, and
engineer and produce her own recording sessions. "She locked me in her studio and forced me
to make noise and scream," says Jones. Peaches was also pivotal in her shifting from organic
instrumentation to brazenly appropriating electronic instrumentation in her work. More recently,
Jones remixed Peaches' "Sick In The Head," set for release on the forthcoming Rub Remixed
After migrating from LA to Berlin, Jones wove together the various threads of her life into an
ethereally beautiful music lattice that comprises her debut EP, which embraces influences
across electronic music, pop, the avant-garde, classical, new wave, industrial, and alt-rock.
Jones' compositions on the sleekly emotive 'Gravity' EP exhibit a dark beauty with imaginative
arrangements, daring electronic soundscapes, majestic hooks, and lyrics that brim with poetic
poignancy and metaphorical enlightenment. "The songs do have these double meanings," she
admits. Tracks like "Gravity" and "Spooky Action" use tenets of science as a lens to examine
relationships. "Spooky Action" roils with seduction and breathy vocals simmering over with pentup
sentiments. The second half of the EP is more viscerally emotional: "Abduction" is a
forbidden pleasure anthem that wields menacing industrial guitars, delicate seductiveness, and
soaring hooks, and "No One" is a boldly vulnerable ballad with Jones' vocals front and center.
Here, she sings as if her heart is in her throat--her vocals exhibiting a soulful commanding
presence, given room to breathe with tasteful piano accompaniment. For the chorus, "No One"
thrusts heavenly with electro-pop grooves and fiery redemptive vocal melodies. The 'Gravity' EP
track list and cover artwork are below.
'Gravity EP' Tracklist:
2. "Spooky Action"
4. "No One"
5. "Gravity (Peaches Remix)"
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