We had the chance to chat with British singer-songwriter Maddox Jones about his music including his new single and music video for “Somewhere There’s a Plan” available on all streaming platforms.
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Check out what he had to say.
What can you tell us about your new track and it’s accompanying video?
MJ: My new track is called ‘Somewhere There’s A Plan (Believe It)” and the song is about breaking out of a rut and believing that the universe has got your back. The video really explores this theme and shows a puppet style character going through the motions stuck in a cycle, and then breaking out of that cycle/the matrix. The vocals were fun to write and write from inception it’s just been a vibe.
What is the best advice someone has given you about music and life?
MJ: It’s a marathon not a sprint – and also to try and live in the moment and be kind to those around you.
When people listen to your music, what are you hoping they get out of it?
MJ: I hope my music makes people feel good, enlightened or connected or all of those at the same time. And If they’re on the dance floor – dance!
How would you describe the sound of your music?
MJ: My music is electronic, catchy pop music with a message. Although I’ve got some piano ballads on my forthcoming album. I don’t like to be pigeon holed really so I produce each new song how it needs to be produced, without being constrained to a certain sound.
Who would you say are some of your musical influences?
MJ: Bon Iver, Coldplay, The Weeknd, my life and how I grew up – I grew up in a Christian commune with loads of people around and no tv or radio. It forced me to pick up a guitar when I was 7 rather than watching cartoons, pretty cool really!
Did you always know that music was something you wanted to pursue?
MJ: Well, I wrote songs from a young age. I did toy with going the standard route of a business qualification but it didn’t sit right with me. It’s fair to say music has been a constant throughout my life.
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