“Baby Blue” — the lead track from Jiggley Jones’ No Spring Chicken EP — is a melancholic ballad dealing with life’s passing, as the old inevitably becomes new.
Jones is billed as an alt-country/Americana artist, but “Baby Blue” sounds more like a contemporary country song, although his other material doesn’t exactly follow this sound. This contemporary sound suits the song well, as Jones’ voice weaves in and out with the instrumental ebb and flow of the song, echoing the movement of water (one of the song’s themes).
“I’m no longer coming from a place that I have to in order to fit in, I’m coming from a place that is different because that is what I’ve become,” Jones says on his website of his music. “No tattoos, no piercings, just music, strong and true, music that paints a picture.”
And Jones’ musical portraits are certainly worth taking a look at.
Author: Ryan King
Ryan King began covering music in 2004 for the Arrow, the student newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University, eventually becoming Managing Editor at that publication. He is also the former Music Editor for OFF! Magazine, an alternative publication published by the Southeast Missourian. Ryan began writing for The Music Universe when launched, but has stepped away to focus on law. He may appear from time to time for reviews.