Jones’ tumultuous childhood, marred by parental addiction and abandonment, laid the foundation for the song’s themes. “‘Take Me Away’ is about how music is my escape, how I sometimes feel stuck in my own personal prison of isolation and solitude that I’d constructed for myself,” explains Jones. “From the darkness I can create something beautiful, and not be defined by my history.”
Jones also released a powerful lyric video today to accompany the song and explains, “It's hard to describe what the experience of a black person is to those who've never experienced it. From my first-hand experience, I know the feelings of frustration, anger and helplessness that I'm sure we've all felt when trying to see from someone else's perspective. But, it’s in times like these that I'm reminded of that age-old proverb, ‘Where Words Fail, Music Speaks.’ It is my hope that ‘Take Me Away’ serves as an anthem of perseverance and a voice for all of those who have ever felt broken down, disparaged and forgotten. Where you came from made you who you are, but doesn't define who you have to be.”
The gritty, genre-blending artist is an amalgam of the incredibly rich musical history of Seattle - the city that has helped to shape who he is as an artist and person. Building early critical acclaim independently, The Seattle Times proclaimed he is“on a mission to reintroduce classic, American rock’n’roll to a new generation”, while Seattle Mag amplified the notion, describing a “voice that swerves between soulful runs and growly shouts, and an ability to seriously wail on the guitar...” Now, Jones is primed to offer his sound to the rest of the world. Dichotomy is a key factor, with songs both twisted and dark, yet also soaring and brilliant.
Part of the fabric of his Seattle atmosphere, Jones has opened for Guns ’N’ Roses at the Gorge and B.B. King, plus worked with Sir Mix-A-Lot and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and Eric Lilavois at the iconic London Bridge Studio. The Northwest city has championed his sound with consistently sold-out shows and an embrace from native music royalty including Duff McKagan and Mike McCready. His reach extends well beyond the region, having played alongside Run DMC, Public Enemy, Rahkim, Jeff Beck, Theory of a Deadman, Robin Trower, and Spearhead, plus notable festivals including SXSW, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. For more information visit ayronjonesmusic.com.