A Place Of Sleep Is On The Way – Expect Us To See Some New Single By J.J.
Howard Jones’ new song “New Song” is another solo acoustic album by the English guitarist. The song was released on September 1983. The single reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 17. The single spent 19 weeks on both the Hot Rock Chart and the Top 75 British Charts.
“New Song” also spent six weeks at number seven in the US. The song features guest spots by J.J. Johnson and ex-R&B singer Leona Lewis. The credits are printed on both the A-side and B-side of the single, while the lyrics are also printed in a black spiral on both the A-sided and B-side of the single. This is the second artist to feature a verse from someone who has died, following Sampling She Smiles by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In March of this year, Howard Jones told Rolling Stone that he was working on a new song with Leona Lewis. During their discussion he mentioned that she was going to be the next J.J. Williams song to feature on an upcoming New Song album. Leona Lewis confirms this, tweeting “working on a new song with Howard Jones. Hope you’re well”.
However, just a few weeks later, both Jones and Lewis were no longer together, but still managed to finish a new song. According to Jones “It wasn’t right for us to be doing a new song right after we broke up. It just didn’t seem right… I think we’ll get back to it one day”.
Although it has yet to surface as a single, A Place Of Sleep is expected to be released in the summer. Both Jones and Leona Lewis have been quoted as confirming that the song will feature on an upcoming album. During an interview on American Idol, Jones said “I think it’s actually gonna be a really cool song, man. It’s a beautiful song, man. We’ve been rehearsing it at my house actually”.
Although it may be a while before we see it on a new single, A Place Of Sleep has already gained enough popularity to warrant making it into the mainstream. Although the waiting is really just about everyone, it would be nice to hear this New Music Song debut in time for the summer. The music video has already received a lot of attention, with fans buzzing around in excitement as the pair perform to the best of their ability. More importantly, though, it’s possible that the split between Sampling She Smiles and Falls Asleep took place because the new single will be a hit and will help bring fans back to J.J. Simpson’s camp.