Premiere: Jonie – “Take Great Care”


“Take Great Care” is the second single off Jonie’s first tape release, Jonie Tapes Vol I. “I wrote this song after a tragic situation in my life, and crafting it was a process of unpacking leftover emotions from this event,” the Nashville-based project leader, Joseph Barrios, explains. “This song channeled something darker, but was ultimately very therapeutic.” The track’s aesthetic recalls the stylish, nocturnal electronica of Junior Boys (and darker Toro y Moi tracks), with shimmering keys blending with clanging electronic percussion and lush vocals within a knack for infectious hooks and a smooth deep house-influenced rhythmic backbone.

The debut EP, Jonie Tapes Vol. 1, will be the first in a series of recordings to come from Jonie in 2017.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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