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Listen: Jones - "You"

19 November 2014, 09:45 | Written by Alim Kheraj

Jones first made splashes with her sublime debut track "Deep" - an 80s homage that sounded eerily like a certain Ms Solange Knowles.

With that track she provided a subdued, almost hazy lightness with its Dev Hynes -esque production and RnB sensibilities that brought a thrill of excitement for this basically unknown artist. But now Jones is back and proving that she's more multifaceted than previously thought.

Ditching nostalgia for stark minimalism, her latest track "You" is an interesting piece of experimental RnB pop. Once you think you've found your footing with the song, something comes along and changes your perception - whether this be a harsh strum on an electric guitar or the faint hum of a deep synth attacking your senses, waking you up from its almost lullaby-like quality.

Jones' vocals also play with different dynamics, opening with a soft, low tone before becoming more pronounced. Likewise she uses her falsetto throughout the track, playing with the different textures available to her.

What's interesting here is that Jones still strives for a melody rather than forgoing this crucial element for sonic experiments. It's testament to her and producer A. K. Paul that they've found solid ground, and one of the reasons why we're super excited for more Jones to come.

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