We chatted with Sudley, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, producer, and creative Alfred Jones about growing up around music and how that influenced him, Billie Eilish, and more. He also teases his upcoming EP with The // Moon releasing before the end of the year.
Hey! Introduce yourself. Where are you from?
Hello, my name is Alfred Jones. I am a singer-songwriter, producer, and creative from Sudley, Virginia.
When did you start making music?
I started making music when I was 15. I liked writing more than talking. I liked telling stories and writing made me feel safe like I was in my own little world.
Who inspired you to start making music?
Growing up, I was surrounded by music. A lot of Gospel Music. My dad taught me about the 80s and 90s R&B. I remember hearing Boyz 2 Men and Dru Hill on repeat as a kid. My mom showed me Makossa and the importance of rhythm. I am inspired by them.
How would you describe your music style?
Emotional. Chill and calming. Soft tears for the hard nights. Wanting to vibe alone or with someone for a while. That’s my type of music.
Who are you listening to now?
I’ve actually been listening to Billie Eilish lately. She’s really talented, and I even took some inspiration from her when I made Nadia. I plan on making a song with her someday.
What’s your best project or single so far?
I can’t tell you what my best single is because I look at my songs like my children. All my songs mean something to me in different ways. I love them all equally.
Any upcoming releases from you to look out for?
I have an EP coming out in a couple of weeks with an amazingly talented producer who goes by the name of The // Moon. I’ve been writing music for quite a while but I never have been pushed so creatively as Moon did for me.
Have any shoutouts?
Shoutout to my family and my city, I couldn’t do this without y’all.
Stay tuned for Alfred Jones’ upcoming EP with The // Moon coming later this year. Until then, check out Sudley, Bittersweet, Nadia, and the rest of Alfred’s discography on Spotify.