Zach Jones’ Fading Flowers musically chronicles his journey of closing one chapter and starting over, reflecting on lessons learned while building a new life 3,000 miles from home. Pulling from Jones’ real life experiences, this highly personal album manages to speak to larger universal truths, like the complexity of relationships and the challenges of facing new obstacles when youve only got yourself to rely on. With guitar-driven rock songs like the Foo Fighters-flavored ‘Easy Way Out’ or Kinks-esque ‘3,000 Miles’, to the soulful longing and loneliness of ballads ‘Back Home’ and ‘Sweet Insomnia’, Jones’ powerful, poetic, honest lyrics combine with passionate vocals and expressive rhythms to explore the highs and lows of starting anew.
Combining classic rock with vintage R&B grooves and power pop hooks, Fading Flowers explores themes of geographic and personal change based on Jones’ own move from Portland, Maine to San Francisco, California, where he found himself for the first time away from his network of friends, family and the comfortable predictability of home. Often mirroring Elvis Costello’s rapid-fire vocal delivery, Jones sings Beatles-inspired melodies wrapped in Beach Boys harmonies and Motown soul backed with his distinctive guitar playing and a dynamic rhythm section to create a unique modern rock sound.
Having toured tirelessly as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band As Fast As, Jones is no stranger to the world of rock and roll. Along with his AFA band-mates, Jones has appeared on stages across the country at venues such as New Yorks Irving Plaza, Denvers Fillmore Auditorium and San Franciscos Warfield Theater opening shows for the likes of Maroon 5, OAR, Butch Walker, INXS, Gavin DeGraw, John Fogarty and more. With Fading Flowers, Jones makes his debut as a solo artist.
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“Fading Flowers” is the superb debut solo album by Zach Jones and offers generous helpings of Pop/Rock music. Jones is the type of vocalist that sings straight from the heart as his voice has a sincere quality with an expressive range. The song, “It Depends On You,” has a bouncy beat with a melody that catches you attention as Jones sings with a strong and solid tonality. The irresistible song, “3,000 Miles,” is vibrant and energetic with driving beats and catchy lyrics. Showing his versatility with musical styles, Jones takes the tempo down a notch on the ballad, “Sweet Insomnia,” as this soulful tune lets the listener embrace his life tribulations. The charismatic tunes on, “Fading Flowers” will surely be enjoyed by all fans of Pop/Rock music.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team