People develop tastes for particular genres over time, from pop to R&B to EDM. Over the past few years, more and more artists have widened their mastery of different genres to capture the hearts of their fans. And for Jeremy Alan Jones, country and R&B hit the sweetest spot.
Originally an R&B artist, the Little Rock-native shifted gears and was headed to an extremely different style—country. But apparently, the change was not so drastic at all as he nailed his crossover to country with his deep Southern twang and baritone voice. His return to the music industry was a sound conquest for the singer songwriter. His new single, I’ll Wait For You Anyways, was engineered by mega-producer, Jon Redwine. JVZEL, Rihanna’s back-up singer, sang the hook of the song.
Jeremy Alan Jones’s fresh single saw success in radio formats. Gorilla Zoe’s craftful remix of the track took radio stations by storm. Impressively, this feat helped Jones set a record for artists as the only country act whose single was simultaneously added in country and urban radio.
Music and Jeremy go way back. At 12, Jeremy started his path toward music with his oldest friend and owner of Joker Entertainment, Kevin. From recording in an apartment closet, Jones eventually did some stints for American rock band Saliva in 2001 for their album, Back Into Your System.
After marrying his sweetheart, Jones decided to take a 7-year hiatus. After the long break, Jones rebranded himself as J Bravo and fortunately landed a collaboration with T-Pain and Twista titled “For The Moment.” Jeremy Alan Jones also worked for Snoop Dogg’s record, “Hollywood.” Apart from going to multiple college tours and working on songs with rap star Gorilla Zoe, Jones linked with big names in the industry in 2012, including producers Redwine and leading songwriters Nate Walka, who penned Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It on the Alcohol” and Trey Songz’s “Say Ahhh.” He also worked with Rob A. Walka, who co-wrote Rihanna’s smash hit and pop staple “Disturbia.”
Jeremy is a self-proclaimed fan of country singer Kane Brown. He said that he and Kane’s fans can vibe well. Jones even claimed that people often compare him and Kane because of the similarity of their voices. “That’s not an insult, but personally, I know I’ve got way more range than him; but I guess our baritone notes do sound a lot alike. He’s a great singer, but you have to remember I come from R&B in the world, where falsetto is a way of life,” Jones said.
Asked about what separates him from the competition, Jones commented that his versatility in making his craft is an impeccable talent. He does his own harmonies and includes hip-hop artists in his songs. Fostering the talent of aspiring individuals is an objective for Jeremy as music has always been his motivation, as if it is his own journal.
Currently, he is traveling and doing radio promotions for his single. Expect to see him join big names of the country artists and on the CMA’s stage.
You can listen to his song, “I’ll Wait For You Anyways,” on Apple Music.