Track Of The Day #807: Annabel Jones – IOU

Annabel Jones‘s outstanding new heartbreak futuristic-pop track ‘IOU’ has been climbing the Hypemachine charts, and with justification; shuddering glitch beats stutter, samples dance across, while her promise to “cut your ass loose” is more of a spitting vengeful kissing off and taps into the delivery of hip hop or 90’s R&B culture.  That it’s then interspersed with swaying lamenting lullaby of a vocal that bristles with the innovative alt-pop attitude of Grimes and the intricate narratives and mystique of a wounded Lorde shows that Jones knows how to perfectly pivot and remold her pop sound in her own image.  Jones is clearly a talent to figure with.

This forthcoming EP, Libell produced by American electronic artist and DJ Jimmy Tamborello (The Postal Service/Dntel) and Andrew Goldstein (Robert DeLong, Krewella, and Andrew McMahon) marks Annabel’s debut for Crooked Paintings/Atlantic Records.  

“It feels like many pop stars have forgotten they carry responsibility,” 
Jones says. “I don’t want to make someone feel empty. I want them to feel full of meaning.”

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