Arizona Jones, a name that has been making waves in the UK music scene, has just released his latest single, “Things That You Do,” marking a significant shift in his musical journey. This release signals not just a new chapter in Jones’ career but also the potential rise of UK pop-country music, a genre blending the heartfelt storytelling of country with the catchy rhythms of pop.
Jones, who first stepped into the spotlight in 2017 with his debut single “Alive,” co-signed by Sony Music, quickly garnered attention with millions of streams on Spotify and Apple Music. Despite his initial success, Jones faced challenges with follow-up singles and eventually parted ways with his Scandinavian record label. This period was marked by a search for artistic direction and collaborations with various labels, artists, and producers.
The turning point in Arizona Jones’ career came with a hiatus, during which he reevaluated his image, sound, and aspirations as an artist. In this period of introspection, he discovered a newfound love for country music.
The genre’s authentic storytelling, coupled with its distinctive sound marked by guitars and pedal steels, resonated deeply with him. This exploration led to a fusion of his pop background with his affection for country music, setting the stage for his emergence as a potential pioneer in the UK pop-country scene.
“Things That You Do,” released independently on December 15, 2023, is a testament to Jones’ evolution as an artist. Accompanied by an official music video, this single has already made an impact, being featured in Apple Music’s ‘New In Country’ playlist in various countries, including Canada, China, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and others. This achievement is notable, especially considering it was released without the backing of a major record label.
Arizona Jones’ career, which began as an 18-year-old intern producer and songwriter in London, has been marked by his adaptability and skill as a top-liner. He has worked extensively with various artists, producers, songwriters, and record labels both in the UK and internationally. His journey, filled with ups and downs, highlights his resilience and dedication to his craft.
2023 has been a year of awakening for Jones, who is now embarking on a new path in his musical career. As he plans to lead and innovate in the UK pop-country music scene, he aims to bring a fresh perspective to both the UK and global markets.
With this new beginning, fans and music enthusiasts alike can expect more from this commercial pop-country artist in 2024. Arizona Jones’ journey is a reminder of the ever-evolving nature of music and the power of reinvention in an artist’s career.
Watch the music video for “Things That You Do” below!