A soulful singer is stirring up noise in the music scene across the pond. Cherie Jones is from East London, and I’ve been keeping up with her sound ever since I saw her featured on Hearst’s digital project Sweet on SnapChat’s Discover back in January 2016.
Jones performed her original song, Hoops, on Huw Stephens Presents — Sweet Sessions. XO and Josh Record produced Hoops. Yes, Record is his real last name.
During the sit-down session with the BBC Radio 1 host, Huw Stephens, Jones said Hoops is about one person putting more into a relationship than the other. The lyrics sound like we’ve all experienced this at one point and time in our lives … right? “I got to jump through hoops to get to get to you.”
Jones’ performance was accompanied by an electric guitar, which I prefer over her completed track on SoundCloud.
Jones natural beauty pairs beautifully with her raw talent. Her voice, like her personality, is soft and soulful. Her style has a hint of the 1980s and early 1990s with her hi-waisted, loose-fitting mom jeans, tank top, and half messy bun. And these days’s she’s been sporting glitter.
Jones’ addition of sparkle to her wardrobe is something to be celebrated. Her debut album, New Skin, hit airwaves in 2016 and she’s also making rounds at music festivals like SXSW and Eurosonic.
Currently, Jones is managed by Tileyard Music. And according to her Facebook page, she signed with the independent label 37 Adventures / BMG Publishing on October 12, 2015.
Tileyard website describes Jones’ sound as “electro-R&B.” And she’s been collaborating with several UK-based producers with the likes of Two Inch Punch, Tourist, Rodaidh McDonald and Honne.
Dear Ms. Jones,
Word on the street is that you’re supposed to grace us with new music in Fall 2017. Well, winter is coming, and I’m patiently waiting.
Also, it would be nice if you and Childish Gambino, collaborated on one of his tracks. I hear he’s hanging out in music studios somewhere in London. It turns out the UK is an inspiration to his music.