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PLAYLIST: JONES

Blondie, Spice Girls and Tears for Fears: the London-hailed soul singer is throwing it back with her dreamy nostalgia playlist.

London soul singer JONES curates a nostalgia playlist
London soul singer JONES curates a nostalgia playlist

There’s nothing like a heady dose of nostalgia to transport the mind and memory to another place and time. The crackle of a record, the bounce of an intro and the sudden trigger of a chorus all carries that contagious happy quality – and one artist celebrating all of her favourite old-school records today, is London-hailed singer JONES with her nostalgia playlist.

Artist Cherie Jones-Mattis has been making waves for a while now with her sultry neo-soul balladry, and her mesmerising recent drop “Camera Flash”.

And now, featuring Stevie Wonder, Spice Girls and Tears for Fears, listen to her nostalgia playlist below…

Stephen Moccio – “Fracture”

I adore this piece of music. I came across this recently but it gives me a sense of nostalgia as if remembering an old friend. It makes me feel like “ahh… and breathe.” I love putting this on to soothe my mind it does something magical to me.

Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Three Little Birds”

This takes me all the way back to being a little girl and my mum driving me around in her Ford Escort car in the summer, us singing along and laughing. Ultimate nostalgia.

Blondie – “Denis”

This one was always being played on my mum’s record player – I remember singing along as a kid and having absolutely no idea what the words were but loving it.

Tears for Fears – “Mad World”

Recently I have eerily heard this one echoing in my head, if I had to choose a soundtrack of the last 3 months it would be this one…

Spice Girls – “Wannabe”

I had to… I really had to! This song is like a time portal back to my origins of dreaming about being a singer, what little girl didn’t want to be one of them? My favourite was Geri Halliwell.

Stevie Wonder – “My Cherie Amour”

Another special piece of my history, Mr Stevie Wonder who I consider to be my surrogate uncle. I was named after this song and it was a repeated anthem in my house growing up.

Bobby Caldwell – “What You Won’t Do For Love”

I’m basically ‘rinsing’ my Mum’s old record collection here but here is another one from that train. Feels like being a child and not feeling like I would ever grow up, wondering what he was singing about (having had no heartbreak in my life thus far).

Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”

Now this is a new song but I had it on repeat the moment I heard it, the bass line in this reminds me of something from Michael Jackson’s prime musical era. And also that title itself is pretty nostalgic.

CHIC – “I Want Your Love”

Throwing it right back – it wouldn’t be right to not dedicate part of this playlist to disco music. I still listen to this one today, good old Nile Rodgers (CHIC).

Anita Ward – “Ring My Bell”

Feels a great one to end on. It’s been the ‘getting ready to go out’ song of two Jones generations… thanks Mum!

PLAYLIST: JONES

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