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Bombardier Jones Calls Us To Reject Hopelessness, Rebel Against Anxiety and Get Wild, Dare To Hope Album Now Available
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Folk rocker and master song crafter Bombardier Jones has been rockin’ the Washington DC/Baltimore, Maryland music scene since the release of The King of Suck in 1996. In other words, Jones is no newbie to this music thing!
Although his PR company pitched a single hoping for spotlight on one song from the new album, I ended up listening to the entire album and am here to say that Dare To Hope is worthy of your attention; especially if you enjoy your roots rock music with an injection of fun and a rebellious attitude.
For those who might be curious, the single I was pitched is track 9, Take Your Time, which tones down the rambunctiousness just a tad but pumps up the pop and radio appeal to the max. With a rollin’, good ole country-esque aesthetic and some sweet sounding guitar, Take Your Time will not only have you hooked but will have you singing the hook long after the music ends.
Kick Back, Relax and “Take Your Time” With Bombardier Jones!
“Take Your Time” is a song from Bombardier Jones’ latest album Dare to Hope, which was released on April 24, 2020. The Baltimore frontrunner, Ian Jones, creates a unique take on rock and roll, incorporating 80s post-punk with 60s British rock, resulting in a sound that is truly his own.
This track is a laid back tune that tells listeners to, well, take your time. In regards to his album Dare to Hope, Jones says, “in tough times, you still have it within you to not only survive but prosper – and have some fun along the way.” To live a fulfilling life, you should not rush into things, so it’s sometimes a good idea to take a step back and slow down. Jones’ soulful vocals paired with the twang of an electric guitar and keyboard relay this message in a way that is comforting and reassuring.
Expect the Best from Bombardier Jones!
Bombardier Jones breathes new life into the soft rock genre, combining frontrunner Ian Jone’s love for British rock and post-punk into something altogether new. Based in Baltimore, Jones is well recognized in the DC rock and roll scene for his melodious vocals, funky guitar solos, and twangy horns. The band’s new album, Dare to Hope, is an exciting take on their sound, especially the album’s lively opening track, “Great Idea.”
Jones wrote “Great Idea” as a sort of an “unplug manifesto” meant to emphasize the beauty of the world outside. The catchy chorus is a call to put down that phone and just get out there, and get the listener off their feet in the process. The rocking guitar and headbanger drums atop such sing-along vocals are reminiscent of the likes of The Monkees, all with a new age twist. Jones meant for this song to say “breathe, dance, play, raise hell, and shake your blues away” — and with such high energy, the track certainly gets that feeling across.
Listen to “Great Idea” and the rest of the Dare To Hope album on Spotify.
Unplug With Bombardier Jones’ “Great Idea”
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“Great Idea” is the lead track off of Bombardier Jones’ latest album Dare to Hope, which was released on April 24, 2020. In this track, Baltimore-based frontrunner Ian Jones blends 60s British rock and 80s post-punk into a refreshing burst of rock and roll energy that takes you back in time while also incorporating modern elements. Jones couples his rich vocals with lively keyboard riffs and funky guitars, giving us a tune that makes you want to forget your problems and dance!
On his inspiration behind “Great Idea”, Jones says it is an “unplug manifesto” that is meant to encourage people to put down their phones for a while and enjoy the natural wonders of the world around us. This song is the perfect tune to listen to on a long drive with the windows down, singing along with your friends. It’s catchy chorus is sure to stick with you for a while, hopefully serving as a reminder to not stress too much about life’s hardships and let loose, if just for a while.
So sit back, relax, unplug and listen to “Great Idea”!
Bombardier Jones Shines Bright with New Single
Bombardier Jones, a known name in DC’s underground indie-rock scene, recently released their latest studio album Dare to Hope. Frontrunner Ian Jones perfectly meshes his love for British psych-rock and the alt-rock sounds of the 90s to create his own unique style of rock and roll. Jones has been producing and playing music since the ‘90s, and no song better displays his songwriting abilities than “Let the Light Shine” off of his new album.
Bombardier Jones’ “Take Your Time” Takes Us Back to the 90’s
Bombardier Jones creates rock and roll reminiscent of the likes of The Monkees, The Kinks, and many other Brit-rock favorites of the 90s — which doesn’t come as a surprise, considering frontrunner Ian Jones credits British psych-rock and the alt-rock of the 80s/90s as some of his greatest musical influences. Based in Baltimore, Ian Jones has long run in the underground indie-rock scene of DC, and his band’s latest release Dare to Hope has been long anticipated.
The album perfectly showcases Jones melodic vocals and guitar riffs, especially on tracks such as “Take Your Time.” “Take Your Time” gently carries the listener through a sweetly sung chorus as electric guitars softly strum in the background. As the melody builds, sweet piano accompaniments contribute to the reassuring sonic landscape of the track, instilling peace within the listener.
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Johnny Reed (October 2020)
Great Rock Group Here…. Great Classic Rock feels with Bombardier Jones reminds me of Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, George Harrison and beyond. The great full production took me back to when Music really mattered to me… As the driving force behind Bombardier Jones, Baltimore singer-songwriter Ian Jones creates a good feeling on stage and a natural sound in the studio. His love for mid-60s British rock and late-80s post-punk blend and collide into an original sound that plays with the entire history of rock n roll. The new Bombardier Jones record, “Dare To Hope,” is a collection of rich vocal ballads, horn-toasted twang rock and mellow earworms that dare the listener to reach for hope in an anxious era. A follow-up to 2015’s breakup album “Can’t Conquer Me;” it was recorded with renowned session musicians Dave Mattacks, Jon Carroll and Kevin Barry. This is FEEL GOOD ROCK that I think you’ll have to check out!