Hi Maddox, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Pretty good, great weather. Currently sitting in the garden soaking up the sun and enjoying the lockdown pace of life.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Headspace”?
I wrote and recorded headspace in a day with my good friend and producer Dave Crawford.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
The song came about really naturally, I didn’t really plan it. I was getting into meditation and so I think I wanted to write a song that puts you in that relaxed state. Music is an escape from the pressures of life, it’s cool to have a song that I can unwind too.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
We made the video in lockdown. Christian Pinchbeck the director had a clear idea of what he wanted and I filmed my bits on my phone, it was really DIY but turned out well.
Why naming the record after this song in particular?
The EP is a bit of a view into my headspace really, it’s very autobiographical and tells a story. I think the name suits the ep.
How was the recording and writing process?
I wrote most of the ep in February and March this year. It was originally going to be a 3 track ep but I kept adding to it which is cool. I mostly write the lyrics melody and chords sitting at the piano and then take them to the studio to finish.
Would you call this a departure from your previous record?
This is my first solo record and yes it is. It’s much More personal and feels more real than anything I’ve done before. I’m writing about what I know.
What role does the UK play in your music?
Well I was born here so I guess it plays a massive part. I think the UK music scene is the most influential In the world so I feel proud and lucky to be part of that. Bands like Depeche mode, Coldplay and The Cure have informed my music massively; three important UK bands.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
This record is just me where I am right now. I found inspiration in what i was feeling at the time and told the story. It just feels really authentic and natural.
Any plans to hit the road?
When lockdown is fully over then for sure! Nothing planned but there will be. Meanwhile look out for my live streams on Facebook and Instagram.
What else is happening next in Maddox Jones’ world?
I am making a video for the next single ‘my house’ which is out in 3 weeks. Busy times ahead. Looking forward to the EP Coming out, I’m so proud of it.