Merging the open hearted honesty of country and hip-hop, Willie Jones plays with the conventions of both genres to create a sound fresh for 2020.
Quickly amassing 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and millions of streams for his previous singles, Willie Jones is extending his route to the top with his new track 'Trainwreck', out now via 4 SOUND / EMPIRE.
'Trainwreck' features Willie's bluesy vocal quality narrating a story of having loved and lost. The jangly banjo suddenly cuts to the thud of a hip-hop beat as he extends the tale of a woman who "crushed my heart like a beer can". The track once again proves that Willie can hone in on the common ground between two genres that have previously felt too different to unite.
“This is my first heartbreak song and listening back to it, I can still remember the pain I was going through. We can all relate to seeing your girl/guy with another man/woman but it sent me down a spiral that affected all different parts of my life. Don't let the light-hearted banjo pluckin’ fool you, this song is very real and deep.”
Trainwreck was written with two collaborators from completely different backgrounds: multiple Grammy Award winner Mark Batson and Justin Each who recently won the CMA's Triple Play Award in recognition of writing three #1 hits for Dustin Lynch, Brett Young and Jordan Davis within the space of twelve months.
The current 'Staying at Home' situation hasn't slowed down Willie's creativity as he's launched both 'Trainwreck' and 'Back Porch' in recent weeks as well as hosting live streams around his varied interests - from art to cooking and even an upcoming puppet show series.
Willie Jones is a star in the making, on both sides of the Atlantic. The artists he's played alongside including Shawn Mendes, Willie Nelson and the Eli Young Band show how his music naturally waves into a diverse selection of sounds while his streaming stats are taking off across all channels.
With one foot in country’s historic traditions and another boldly stepping into the future, Willie Jones continues to break boundaries.
Listen to the track HERE