Raised in Singapore, but now residing in London, Chris Jones, who performs under the name These Brittle Bones began this solo project out of his bedroom aged only 12. He has released four EP’s, writing and producing the majority of the music himself from his bedroom in Singapore. His releases sit on over two million streams on Spotify alone, with his single Instinct being a feature on Spotify’s official Lush and Atmospheric playlist for over a year.
Whilst growing up in Singapore, These Brittle Bones, performed at some of the top music events, including Fred Perry Subsonic (he is also an ambassador for Fred Perry in Singapore), Mosaic music festival and was even the youngest ever performer on the main stage at Music Matters. He has also been acclaimed by some of Singapore’s largest publications, such as Time Out, The Straits Times, Juice and Nylon. He even has a fan in well-known American actress Chloe Grace Moretz after she tweeted a link to his music captioned “Vibes” to her 3.25 million followers.
Now Chris is living in London and balances his music whilst studying English Literature at University College London (UCL), the young artist is releasing new material with his single and music video Healing.
Healing was written in London in the summer of 2016, Chris notes this year as a time of great personal change, his last year as a minor, approaching his 18th birthday, talking about the track he says “Healing came at a time when I allowed myself to feel resentment without shame, without feeling guilt at the fact I felt pissed off. The song became about standing my own ground without repressing my irritation to please others. It was a real moment of learning the importance of self-love: a shifting point where I allowed myself to stop apologising for who I am or how I choose to define myself”.
The accompanying video was filmed in the dead of the night by acclaimed director Jorik Dozy (Directed Novo Amor and Ed Tullett’s Terraform video). Chris and the Jorik approached the famous Singapore BMX collective The Circle Project to feature in the video, which uses the backdrop of the city to capture the nocturnal beauty and talent of Singapore.
Speaking on the video, Chris said “After three full nights of intense shooting, we finally wrapped everything up and my mates and I even went into school after no sleep the next day, such was our excitement. I couldn’t stop crying the first time I saw the end product. I didn’t realise until I saw the video for the first time that the video was actually a homage to the incredibly city where I had spent more time than my country-of-birth. The way it captured Singapore’s nocturnal beauty – and talent – blew me away, and the video was even shown at my Sixth Form graduation given that it represented the same experience for all my peers. It’s something I will always cherish deeply, and am so excited to release and show everyone what I’ve been sitting quietly on for some time.”