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Exclusive Interview: Maddox Jones

Written by on May 30, 2021

Channel R Discover’s Tara spoke exclusively with singer-songwriter Maddox Jones about his new single “Can’t Wait For The Summer,” plans for new music and what inspires him.

A breezy and bittersweet ode to simpler times, “Can’t Wait for the Summer” captures in song our collective desire to escape the trials and tribulations of the past year and enjoy carefree summer days once again. Jones’ new single sees the singer-songwriter reminiscing about romantic memories over a vibrant palette of guitar, synths and vocal harmonies, as he recalls “dreaming the day away into an 8-track recorder, wishing you were mine”.

Masterfully bringing together a carefree pop vibe with subtle notes of nostalgia, Maddox Jones is helping the nation push through these final few weeks of lockdown with “Can’t Wait for the Summer”. 

This release is a fun, optimistic guitar driven pop record perfect for now as we all can’t wait for this summer and for lockdown to finally be over!

Formerly the front man of lauded indie-rock outfit The Departure, Maddox Jones made his solo debut in 2020 with his EP, Headspace. Receiving praise from the likes of SPIN, American Songwriter, BBC, Record Of The Day and iHeart Radio the EP climbed to #4 on the iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart. The title track and lead single also rose to #11 in the Music Week commercial pop club charts.

After experimenting successfully with a synth-led electronic sound on Headspace, Jones is proving his versatility and range by moving into new sonic territory and breaking new musical ground. “Can’t Wait for the Summer” is a glorious guitar-driven pop record, built on incredibly catchy melodies and an anthemic, radio-ready chorus that’s begging to be blasted from the speakers at Glastonbury’s main stage. 


Listen to this and more up and coming artists on “Discover“, playing Sunday’s at 1.30pm PT/4.30pm ET on Channel RToday’s Hits & Your All-Time Favorites.


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