If you’re a fan of the music of Nirvana and love the visuals of a song like ‘The Hand That Feeds’ by Nine Inch Nails, then you’re going to adore Grave Jones and his new release of ‘Lies’, which is accompanied by a music video directed by Karl Hadife. Grave Jones is here and is ready to blow you away with ‘Lies’, which is coming September 29th, you do not want to miss this under any circumstances!
The music for ‘Lies’ is a change in approach for Grave Jones, who has typically been a pop-rocker, but with ‘Lies’ we see Jones take a more rock, grunge-like approach to his music.
Starting with a clapping drumbeat that introduces a dark-sounding bass guitar that builds anticipation for the song to kick into gear. The suspense is well rewarded by the vocals of Grave Jones, whose impeccable vocals deliver lyrics that catch and hold your attention throughout. As the tempo builds, Jones’ calm and clear vocals burst into a Cobain-like emotional, almost rage-filled chorus that is accompanied by music that matches the same energy. An incredibly strong start to a song that sounds impeccable so far – with Grave Jones and his band flowing in and out of the calmness and controlled chaos of the chorus.
Throughout this song, you can tell that Grave Jones is giving his all – but at the midway point of ‘Lies’, we get an even longer, more emotion-filled chorus followed by an expert guitar solo that belongs up there with the best of them. Heading towards the end, there is no lull with a quiet finish but rather a continuation of the energy, emotion and rage that we can feel throughout ‘Lies’.
If performed live, you just know it would completely blow the roof off. ‘Lies’ demands energy and emotion, it’s a song that would feed off the energy of a crowd and would be delivered with absolute mastery from Grave Jones and his band.
For a song of this style, matching up all of that passion with a dark-feel to a video can be tricky. However, Grave Jones has sought the help of Karl Hadife, who has collaborated with the artist several times by this point – with an understanding of Jones’ art and an expertise in directing, Hadife creates visual space that fits the music perfectly. An empty room, the band and Grave Jones all in black, with a camera that switches between awesome shots of the band and black and white videos of women, whose role in the song is clear by the lyrical content.
An overall fantastic release with music and visuals that would excite anyone, you need to add this to your playlist. ‘Lies’ boasts a quality that we see all too often nowadays, and with his album ‘Heartrage Hotel’ in the works, it’s a safe bet that Grave Jones has more songs of this calibre ready to take the world by storm. ‘Lies’ is out September 29th, and with a video too get stuck into as well, there is plenty of Grave Jones to get to know! Don’t miss out.