‘Antipodes’ is Caroline Jones’ sophomore album, following the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Bare Feet.’
Jones spent seven months in New Zealand working on Antipodes, the highly anticipated follow-up to her first album that landed her a spot on Rolling Stones’ “10 Country Artists You Need to Know” list.
She has worked alongside Lindsey Buckingham, Mac McAnally, Zac Brown, and Ric Wake on this album, with her current single “Come In (But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable” already racking in 1.6 million views and counting.
Caroline Jones has toured with Zac Brown Band for three tours, has opened for Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett & the Eagles, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and more.
The Knockturnal had the pleasure of talking with Caroline Jones about all things Antipodes.
The Knockturnal: Can you talk about your sophomore album Antipodes? How is it similar / different to your debut album Bare Feet?
Caroline Jones: Antipodes is similar to Bare Feet in that I still wrote all the songs and played many of the instruments, but stylistically it is a big level up for me. I am thrilled to say I believe this new record has even more energy, soul and poetry in it. I have evolved and matured exponentially in these few years, touring with my heroes like Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown Band, Faith & Tim, and Kenny Chesney. Plus, I fell in love, moved to New Zealand, and got engaged, which made for a lot of inspiration for new music!
The Knockturnal: What was the writing process for Antipodes like? What was it like to spend seven months in New Zealand?
Caroline Jones: My songwriting process is very intuitive, I write when inspiration hits and I often sit on a good idea for weeks or months until I can get my mind and heart wrapped around it. The one-two punch of falling in love with my fiancé and then moving to New Zealand for seven months acted as an atomic bomb of inspiration, as you can imagine. New Zealand is the most beautiful, extraordinary place with the most genuine, down-to-earth people I have met. I would move there tomorrow if it weren’t for my music dream being so tied to Nashville!
The Knockturnal: How did it feel to be included on Rolling Stone’s “10 Country Artists You Need to Know” list?
Caroline Jones: Huge honor! I mean it’s Rolling Stone, come on! All of these milestones are validation points for me. I love what I do and I feel very blessed and humbled to see my reach and fanbase growing.
The Knockturnal: What song from the album were you most excited for fans to hear?
Caroline Jones: “So Many Skies,” which is a duet with Matthew Ramsey from Old Dominion. I wrote it with my fiancé and finished it with Mac McAnally. The song chronicles my love story. Every word of it is true and it still gives me goosebumps to this day.
Antipodes is available now. Listen wherever music is streamed.
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