“When i heard this killer track, i knew i wanted to accept the challenge to record it, and i only hope we’ve done it justice.” - Shawn Jones
Shawn Jones is gearing up for the release of his brilliant new full-length studio album "In My Blood," which will be physically released this fall and accompanied by supporting digital singles. This untraditional creative approach to this album release will give Shawn's live show fans a chance to hear and own the 11-song album before it is digitally made available to the general public in the Spring of 2024.
The leading digital single off the album "Too Hot To Hold" is a timeless swanky soul track about the intrigue of pursuing someone who plays hard to get. The song was written by Steve Jordan (drummer/ producer for The John Mayer Trio and current drummer for The Rolling Stones, superseding the late Charlie Watts), produced, engineered, and mixed by the legendary Niko Bolas, with additional production support from Shawn Jones and Sam Bolle, and mastered by Richard Dodd. The single has a runtime of 3 minutes and 40 seconds and features acoustic and electric guitar, bass, percussion, and drums. The instrumentation on the track blends seamlessly with the help of Sam Bolle on bass guitar, Herman Matthews on drums, Ramon Yslas on percussion, and Josie Aiello on backing vocals. The album artwork was creatively directed and photographed by Amedeo Tessuti. The single "Too Hot To Hold" and Album "In My Blood" will be released under High Drive Records with support from label partners Dani N Thompson and DNT Entertainment.
"Too Hot To Hold" emanates a captivating allure from its first note. The bassline drives the funky rhythm, peppered with the steady thump of the drumbeat. The electric guitar is dynamic in the track - sometimes smooth and muted, and others gritty and robust. The expert team of musicians pristinely crafts the composition; every musical choice is meticulously placed throughout the track. Shawn Jones' rich and smokey vocals bring his authentic charisma and passion to the track as he sings of the push-and-pull of a new attraction.
Shawn Jones is gearing up for a European tour to support his new album "In My Blood" this October, where he will have physical copies of his new album available for purchase. Between October 5 and November 1, Jones will tour roughly 20 dates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. His European tour will include Gianpaolo Feola on the drums and Walter Cerasani on bass.
"Too Hot To Hold" is now available for pre-sale and will be available on all major streaming platforms on September 8, 2023.
Pre-Save “Too Hot To Hold” HERE