Dubbed the ‘way forward for nation music,’ Willie Jones makes time to be current and specific gratitude for ‘all the pieces he has’ along with his uplifting new groove, ‘Again Porch.’

Proper now, the present panorama seems to be somewhat bit bleak. But, the view in Willie Jones‘s new tune can’t be overwhelmed. Amidst all of the chaos and turmoil of life, the person dubbed the “way forward for nation music” is right here to remind us {that a} change of surroundings – and a change of perspective – is just a few ft away. On “Again Porch,” premiering right here on MeSlop, the Shreveport, Louisiana native paints an image of “rockin’ within the chair/wind blowing by means of your hair/ft up on the rail / we ain’t going wherever.” With sharp lyricism, charismatic supply and instrumentation that can get your head boppin’, “Again Porch” is a reminder of taking a second to understand the quieter, slower, and easier pleasures of life.

“The inspiration behind “Again Porch” comes from truly chilling on a buddy’s again porch,” Willie tells MeSlop. “I used to be in Nashville engaged on music for the week. The evening earlier than I recorded and wrote the tune with Micheal Lotten and Nick Autry, I used to be staying at a buddy’s home in Thomason station Tennessee, proper outdoors of Nashville. On the time we wrote the tune, I wasn’t in the very best place mentally, spiritually and even bodily. Being in nature helps me although, and my buddy’s again porch and yard had been wonderful. It simply felt so nice to be again down south within the open air so I spent hours on the market simply stress-free. I confirmed as much as the studio the subsequent day, and ‘Again Porch’ was born. Now I’m in a significantly better place, and the tune is a reminder to me how for those who simply take time and are grateful for all the pieces you may have proper now, you’ll be able to develop by means of something.”

“The tune is a mix of completely different sounds and genres,” he tells MeSlop. “I even channeled the late 2000s on this one with the entire pop dance really feel. However past the music inviting all genres that I’ve been influenced by hip-hop, nation, pop, dance, and so on – it invitations all folks. Actually, who doesn’t love to sit down open air every so often and chill. That’s what this tune is about… simply being open air, chillin’ with those you like and being grateful for proper now – the current second.”

It’s a message that couldn’t come at a greater time. Proper now, for lots of people, going out on the again porch is out of the query. For others, like these in a extra metropolitan space, that again porch could not exist. But, when Willie’s new tune comes on, the listener will get transported away from the troubles of the second to a spot the place the “sunshine is somewhat bit brighter,” the place the “moon hangs somewhat bit increased,” and the place the “beer is somewhat bit colder.” For almost three minutes, all of the turmoil on the TV will get traded for a porch swing, some inexperienced grass, and a heat breeze.

Rising up in Shreveport, Willie soaked up the sounds he heard as a child – from pop to R&B to gospel to, as he advised Rolling Stone in 2019, “backpack, that complete scene” – and the multi-genre affect is obvious on his sound. While spending his highschool days freestyling for mates and singing nation ballads in expertise reveals, a 17-year-old Willie appeared on The X Issue in 2012. Following his look, he landed the musical leisure slot on MAGCON (the identical social-media influencer tour that helped launch Shawn Mendes) for 2 years.

Throughout this time, Willie honed developed his sound and songwriting capability, leaning in on the improv abilities he developed as a freestyler. “Melody is often the place each good tune begins. I like to chop the mic [with], ‘Let’s vibe out, let’s freestyle actual fast.’” The outcomes have been phenomenal. He launched a trio of tracks – “Down For It,” “Bachelorettes on Broadway,” “Entire Lotta Love” – in 2019, and initially of this yr, he teamed up with Logan Mize for “I Ain’t Gotta Develop Up.” Willie’s averaging 200,000 streams a day, and with a debut album on the way in which, followers are selecting up what he’s laying down.

“I’ve gotten folks attempt to say, ‘The file must sound extra Nashville, extra nation radio,’ but it surely’s like, ‘Naw, dawg, that is what I’ve been doing, and that is who I’m,’” he stated to RS. “A lot of individuals in Nashville, they chase radio. We simply chasing the vibe.”