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FRESH: ‘Naked’ – Jonas Blue and MAX

Jonas Blue and MAX get “Naked”!

Multi-platinum producer/songwriter Jonas Blue, has teamed up with music’s hottest new US pop act, MAX, to produce the anthemic, summer hit-in-waiting, “Naked” with an outrageously fun video! Laden with hooks, infectious melodies and a guitar line that will embed itself in your brain, this new offering from Jonas firmly asserts his impeccable reputation of producing world class hits. Lending their hands to the track is also Ed Drewett (Little Mix, One Direction), and Sam Romans, who helped pen the UK’s biggest single of last year in Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved”.

Directed by Isaac Rentz (Katy Perry, Mabel, Blink 182), and steeped in neon and rotoscope animation, the video features both Jonas and MAX, joined by a diverse pool of partygoers, oozing the sexy, liberating attitudes of the song. The results are stunning, and a feat of genius for a video created entirely in lockdown, with a little help from Jonas’ family, and MAX’s wife. Jonas says; “Creating ‘Naked’ was such a magic moment in the studio, it all clicked and flowed so naturally. The song is fun, positive and carefree, but also shows a bit of a seductive side. Having MAX feature on it was the perfect combination – he’s got the soul and swagger to deliver this at the perfect level, capturing every emotion. I couldn’t be more excited to get this one out into the world”.

MAX adds; “I’ve been obsessed with ‘Naked’ since the first time I heard the demo. It was like when I met my dog for the first time and knew I had to tell everyone else to back off, he’s mine! There’s something so infectious about it, and when Jonas asked me to sing it, I was extremely honored to be a part of this incredible song”.

Jonas Blue’s career to date is astounding, and its effect has been felt the world over having been certified platinum over 120 times around the globe. Amassing a plethora of instantly recognisable hit singles (including Rise, Mama, Polaroid & Perfect Strangers), with over 11 billion global streams and over 55 million singles sales, Jonas has become a mainstage DJ and pop powerhouse. And with over one billion streams so far this year, Jonas joins an elite list of artists with similar 2020 streams including The 1975 and One Direction alumni Niall Horan. Jonas’ debut album “Blue” smashed its way to Silver status and is now fast approaching Gold.

With over a billion streams globally, 9 million monthly Spotify listeners, 300 Million YouTube views, and a US Triple Platinum Certified Single in “Lights Down Low”, it’s easy to see why MAX has been labeled a “Young Pop God” by GQ and is hotly-tipped worldwide. Since the breakout success of his full-length album Hell’s Kitchen Angel, he’s been smashing records everywhere he goes, and delivered seismic TV performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden & Good Morning America. With the world in lockdown, and music becoming even more crucial in providing escapism, “Naked” is set to be 2020’s absolute feel-good hit of the summer!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!