Donell Jones Looks For Meaning, Substance On Indie Debut

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By: Vibe / December 28, 2009

After releasing hit songs like “U Know What’s Up” and “Where I Wanna Be,” former LaFace recording artist Donell Jones took a break from music. With a recent digital release titled “The Lost Files,” Jones says he’s back and here to stay with plans for an independent debut in 2010.

“I’ve had a lot of time to work on it and I know it’s going to be one of those joints you can play from beginning to end,” Jones tells Singersroom. “I tried to approach this album in a way that every songmeant something; a strong meaning behind it.”

Fast at work on the effort, which is due for release in 2010, Jones hopes fans will appreciate the album’s feel good vibe and deep content.

“I really feel like my fans will appreciate it a whole lot because there is some deep situations on there and its real feel good music. I have those mid-tempo records that you can step to and grove to. I just think it’s going to be a great album.”

Taking the producer’s seat on the as-yet-untitled project, Jones has crafted the majority of the effort with some assistance, thus far, from Mike City, the Underdogs and Ryan Leslie.

“I’m just trying to get people back to getting familiar with Donell Jones. Over the years, every project that I’ve had, its always taken me 3 years in between to come back out and I’ve always thought that was too long,” says Jones. “This time around I have my own label and it won’t take me as long to put out records; I plan on putting out records every year…god willing.”

For more on Donell Jones and his recent release, “The Lost Files,” check out his latest interview with Singersroom HERE.