New Skin è il disco di debutto della cantautrice londinese Cherie Jones-Mattis bka JONES.
Esce oggi, 7 ottobre, via 37 Adventures e qui c’è il suo racconto traccia dopo traccia.
This is about being in a dark place, it discusses feelings of being trapped and living behind a mask. It’s about finding a way out of these feelings, it’s about finding the silver lining.
This is a love song, it’s about that feeling of intoxication that love can bring. It’s about the allure of a relationship and the desire to let it take over you.
This was written to the guitar riff that you hear in the intro, I was really into The xx at the time and loved their guitar sound. The song is about acknowledging that you’re doing too much in the relationship, the cycles of madness surrounding love.
This is about loyalty, sticking together and just staying in that moment of happiness. It’s about two people coming together in life, merging their lives into each other’s.
Out of This World
This is about the frustration of mundane jobs that people can get stuck in, it’s encouraging people to go for their dreams whatever they may be. It’s expressing a desire to get away from society and live in a better way.
This is from a memory of a time when I had to let someone go and go down a different path. It’s reminiscing on the good times but with the knowledge that it has come to and end and that’s all it can ever be.
This is about ambition, drive, the relentless pursuit of a dream. It’s about smiling through hard times and never giving up, it’s about moving forward. It’s about that journey towards something.
Walk My Way
This is about deep rooted love, the feeling of being unable to control desire towards someone. It’s about giving in to that feeling and declaring that you’ll always be there for that person.
Tomorrow Is New
This is about optimism, finding a way out from under dark clouds. It’s my version of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. I think it’s important to have songs that say ‘don’t worry everything is going to be all right’.
Bring Me Down
This is about a destructive relationship, something that weighs you down and leaves you feeling unsatisfied. It’s about having your emotions played with and toyed with – having a weak spot for someone.
This is about feeling alone while in a relationship, knowing that things are not right but not having the strength to walk away. It’s about feeling overlooked and neglected.
This is about personal self-reflection, looking at who you are vs who you want to be. It’s about becoming an adult and the hard lessons it brings with it. It’s the desire to stay pure and unaffected by things but realising you’re carrying around so much excess baggage.