Well if you missed it the first time it is back around and you get the visual sensation of it too. Others may get to reminisce their initial response to this track but whether it is heard it now or then, it is timeless. No Clue featuring Mykele Deville comes back on the radar as Rich Jones releases a nonchalant music video for this laid back track. Strolling around being natural not thinking bout next year or even next week with No clue how happy to be. This work follows his The Shoulder To Lean On EP and Dangerous/Rainy Days releases that are just as replay-able with their infectious hip hop, R&B, Rock & Soul vibe that can hit any listeners ears in the right spot. Get in tune.
In the middle of winter Rich Jones is ending the year hot with an EP release. He has been working hard making himself known in Chicago throughout the whole year in fact. Recently making the cover of Chicago Reader for his halloween release Mothman; He also hit other publications like WGN Radio and Fox32, putting himself out there. Doggone Music Arts Festival and North Coast Music Festival in Chicago got to see Rich Jones grace the stage too as he regulars Tonic Room on the side. For his EP release however Rich Jones chose Empty Bottle wisely for his Light Work showcase.
Packing the room out Jones controlled the crowd and the vibe with different artists performances and new music. Bringing to the stage ShowYouSuck to perform Dean Ween which is confirmed to be heard by the man himself. Mykele Deville hopes on the mic too as the crowd chants their collab summer hit No Clue. Vapor Eyes comfortable guides the show behind the turntables taking a major hand in the production of the EP. Rich Jones glided through the year like it really was light work cannot wait to see what he got next for Chicago.
Rich Jones has quite a reputation preceding him. Lot of collabs on his hands from oddCouple to Supa Bwe to Taylor Bennett. The artist is quite versitile in his style jumping between Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and Pop music. More than lyricist he is a poet. No Clue is a good testament to of many, speaking more than just words. This prompting another talented poet Mykele DeVille for a collab. The two flow ever so smoothly on this head bobbin beat.
Creation can come from anywhere and can happen in any moment. For A Billion Young creation just needed a bedroom and the time to create was now, in their perspective at that moment. Collaborating with wonderful Chicago talent by the likes of Jac Stovler, Rich Jones, and Sylvie Grace with whom I have had the pleasure of meeting while she performed with her cello on Mag Mile Downtown, the artists create a 6 track mix tape that transcends genres. From soulful to future bass to trap, juke and footwork styles with the use of live instruments, guitars, cellos, vocals and midi controllers Chicago look no further for talent and good music than your own backyard. I recommend listening this in order and loudly.