Aspy Jones releases new single, 'Madhouse'
Aspy Jones today releases his second single ‘Madhouse’ from his debut EP, due for release early next year. ‘Madhouse’ went straight to No. 4 in the Triple J Unearthed Overall Chart and No.1 on the Pop Chart. Recorded in Brisbane by James North Productions, ‘Madhouse’ features a crazy sax solo by Los Angeles based David Moyer who has worked with artists such as Gwen Steffani, Iggy Pop, U2, Twenty-One Pilots, Guy Sebastian and Grammy-nominated recordings by Snoop Dog amongst others.
‘Madhouse’ is a beat-driven rock song with infectious hooks and kooky lyrics which Aspy has dedicated to his quirky family. “When I was growing up, I thought that my family was slightly mad”, Aspy explains, “Mum always used to tell us to ‘act normal’ whenever we left the house but now I realise that most people think their housemates or families are not completely sane, so hopefully people will relate”.
Twenty-year-old Aspy Jones was shocked that his debut single ‘Hatches’, which was released in July, stormed the Triple J Unearthed Overall Chart going straight in at No. 1 and was also one of the semi-finalists in the Listen Up Music song writing competition out of nearly 3000 entries.
Aspy, who lives in regional Queensland, has recently performed at the Rush Festival in Gympie and Peregian Originals on the Sunshine Coast and is hoping to secure more festival gigs in the future. He’s also been the recipient of the Queensland Government’s Regional Arts Fund and Regional Arts Development Fund to record his upcoming five-track EP which showcases his prolific song writing ability.
Aspy Jones did not have the easiest of childhoods and was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at 8 years old. “Fitting into the world is not easy for people with autism”, says Aspy, “But now I think my disability helps my creativity as a songwriter”.
Aspy’s unique character and great sense of humour always spills out into his lyrics. “Song writing is my life”, says Aspy, “I love messing around with words and making them fit, it’s like a verbal game of Tetris”.
“Welcome to my house”, he sings on ‘Madhouse’, “Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll fit right in” he reassures us and it’s hard not to believe him. It sounds like everyone is invited to party with Aspy Jones at his place!