Over the last 18 months or so Scouse soul man MT JONES has made quite a name for himself with a series of classy singles like the gorgeous ‘I’d Be Lying’ and the equally lovely ‘In My Arms’. Sonically his music channels the currently fashionable retro sound championed by people like the Sextones, Aaron Fraser and Durand Jones and he goes into the New Year with more of the same – a building, searing soul ballad, ‘Made Up Your Mind’ .
The cut delivers a powerful punch and is a perfect showcase for the mans; vocal style . The song is a tale of heartbreak and our Mr J nails it – probably his most soulful single yet (“Soulful” that is in the classic genre meaning). It’s self-released and out now! He says; “It’s a song about losing someone, and that desperation of knowing it’s never gonna quite be the same again. I wanted to try to capture the emptiness of that limbo phase you often find yourself in when a situation that once meant so much, changes”
The single is supported by the following live dates, with more to be announced soon:
8th – Blue Note, Milan Italy
21st – Yes Basement, Manchester
25th – Cavern club, Liverpool
29th – Slaughtered Lamb, London