Jamey Foxton puts a cheeky spin on an ancient story with new single ‘Adam Blues’

Jamey Foxton puts a cheeky spin on an ancient story with new single ‘Adam Blues’

Photo credit: @capucinemerlant
Words by John “Dr John” Lamp

Symptoms of involuntary boogying have been reported after listening to this song. You’ve been warned.

Jamey Foxton is a name I had not come across before, but then that’s part of the fun when looking for interesting music and musicians.

The first recording of his that I missed was his highly successful debut single “You Rang My Bell”, recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis. Now there’s some serious cred in being able to say your first single was recorded at Sun Studio, so that was well worth a listen. “You Rang My Bell” swept up hearts across the nation, getting high-rotation and recognition across Australia’s radio waves.

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Since then, Foxton has been busy writing and recording new music and we are expecting more from him soon.

Foxton has put together live band featuring: Elias Bartholomeo (Lead Guitarist), who has shared stages with Tommy Emmanuel; Andreas Dominguez (Keys), former film-school friend and current working composer; James Weaver (Bass) from the Sydney band, Planet and Nochi Wakeford (Drums), who has just returned after touring with bands all over Australia. Together they gig as Jamey Foxton & Friends.

His new single, “Adam Blues”, is upbeat, but with a steady blues rhythm underneath and tying it all together, exploring relational blame-shifting in a self-deprecative and comic way. A high-concept, self-aware, mini-musical follows Adam as he retells a familiar story through the language of the blues, which Foxton believes was “the perfect companion for such a great primeval cry”.

To bring Adam Blues to life, Foxton worked with American producer Steven Potaczek (The Band Perry, Livingston Taylor, Josh Garrels), and as if that weren’t enough, Foxton recruited cinematographer Nick Jansz (who has worked on blockbusters such as Thor: Love and Thunder, and with artists such as Flume) to seal the deal with the official music video.

The YouTube video shows the lead being played with quite some virtuosity on a skateboard. Somehow, I think that’s artistic licence.

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