Maddox Jones: 'We All Need Somebody'
Recorded and released in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Northampton singer-songwriter, Maddox Jones has just shared his inspirational new single, “We All Need Somebody”.
The track delivers the simple yet very important message of letting someone know you’re there for them when they’re struggling with their mental health or whatever troubles may be thrown their way. Mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay), and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Miley Cyrus) “We All Need Somebody” is an anthem to remind each-other that we are not in this alone and that the first step towards making a positive change can be talking about it with someone.
Inspired to write this song by the many students he’s met giving motivational speeches at schools all over the United Kingdom since last summer, the artist hopes the song will encourage people to talk to someone freely about their struggles.. At a time when so many young people and old alike are trying to cope with mental issues plaguing them, the message could not be more timely.
The accompanying music video is just as thought-provoking as it unequivocally captures the essence of the track, bringing joy to viewers as the mascot of Northampton Saints Rugby Club, 'Bernie', dishes out free hugs to the people of the city.
Written with good friends, the idea came to me after one of my schools visits where I talk about my own mental health struggles with the hope of inspiring people to talk about what’s going on inside. I love the melody, lyrics and production, it’s all come together so well. If this song helps someone to feel better it will have done it’s job!” - Maddox Jones
Maddox started his solo venture back in 2020 with the critically acclaimed Headspace EP, reaching #4 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart. Having already built a career that included four Top 40 hits as well as playing at Reading and Leeds Festival and Glastonbury with The Departure, Maddox has been making a name for himself as a singer-songwriter, and was tipped as “One to Watch” in 2022 by BBC Introducing.
While the new direction may be a bit of a “departure” (pun intended) from last year’s debut solo album ‘Believe It’ and come as a surprise to his fans, Maddox has no qualms reinventing himself all the time. His songwriting is inspired by all kinds of musical styles and his goal is always to write great songs – no matter what the style or genre.
'We All Need Somebody' is out on streaming platforms now, check it out below: