Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer Jax Jones unveils his latest inspirational track ‘Me and My Guitar’ featuring Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML. This autobiographical release chronicles Jones’ journey of musical discovery and features his first time singing on a song, showcasing his versatility as an artist beyond the DJ decks.
The official music video for ‘Me and My Guitar’ was filmed in London and takes viewers on a magical journey as Jax and Fireboy soar above the clouds against the backdrop of the city’s skyscrapers. The video ends with a heartwarming scene of young Jax and Fireboy, watching the sunset and reflecting on their sense of civilization and their future. The video is directed by KC Locke, known for his work with artists such as Ed Sheeran and David Guetta.
Reflecting on the track, Jones shares, “This record is the first time I’ve put my own story into my music, and it’s also the first time I’ve sung on a song, looking for new ways to connect with my fans. . Being an artist and having successful music for the last 10 years, it is important to me to push and push myself creatively.
‘Me and My Guitar’ covers Jax Jones’s early days, the song depicts young Jax chasing his dreams and the classical guitar as the instrument he played along the way. The collaboration with Fireboy adds precision and energy to the track, creating a powerful connection. Jax also highlights his personal connection to the song, saying, “I’ve been using classical guitar to write songs for 15 years, and that’s what the song is about – a young Jax Jones trying to fulfill my dreams.” I took the song to Fireboy and he connected directly and brought an amazing and authentic energy to it. My stepfather is Nigerian, so it was nice to be racially connected to Fireboy with the song.”
Beyond his musical endeavours, Jones is an ambassador for the Princess of Wales’ Shape Us campaign, which supports early childhood development and raises awareness of the importance of the first five years. As a recent father himself, Jones aims to shape the next generation’s experience, inspired by the music teacher who gave him a lifeline. Jones also actively manages artists on his record label WUGD, with rising star Hannah Laing’s single ‘Good Love’ peaking at 7 on the UK Singles Chart.