Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Howard Jones

Recommended Posts

Howard Jones people hear things in his songs that most of us don't - "No One Is to Blame" or "New Song" comes on and they turn it up, their mood lifting as the song progresses.

What I didn't realize about Howard is that he takes a distinctly positive approach to songwriting, which isn't easy to do. Most writers pull their inspiration from pain and conflict, but Howard's chemical makeup means he is generally upbeat, and that comes out in his songs. The genius is how he makes them deep, lasting and meaningful. For instance, "New Song" isn't just cheering us on, but examining the role of fear in our decision making and asking us to overcome the challenges that are unique to each of us.

At one point, Howard explains that in the '80s, journalists didn't talk about his songwriting, since they all asked about his haircut. At which point Dan says... "Speaking of hair, you had pretty puffy hair back then. Do you have any regrets as to hairstyle?"

Howard Jones interview

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...