I’m honestly surprise that Stone Jack Jones isn’t getting more attention on his latest release; I think it might be his best work to date…if anyone was asking. This long ranged plodding track is really something worth immersing yourself inside today; I found the percussive element alone quite entrancing. That doesn’t even get into SJJ’s vocal performance; there’s this barely audible fragility in his delivery, yet still so intimate and casual in its position within the song. Add those two bits with the heavy string arrangements swirling throughout, and it’s just brilliant. Please give it some time; Black Snake will be out on September 13th via YK Records.
Stone Jack Jones has only been in my musical orbit for a few years; I had no idea who he was until our friends at Western Vinyl shared Ancestor (and later Love & Torture) with the world. He’s back with the forthcoming Black Snake, and for some reason, this new single just feels like home. It has the artistry and nostalgia I was raised upon by my parents, though a careful ear will reveal these textural layers that are quite fascinating; I’m quite fond of the way the backing vocals were recorded here. I could probably write an essay about how this melody or that note struck a chord with me, but really, I just want you to partake in this track, maybe you’ll find a bit of yourself inside. If so, Black Snake is out on September 13th via YK Records.