Riding the high of his newest single, ‘Filthy‘, Ayron Jones is back with a gritty visual for the groove-laden track. Directed by Keith Leman (Yelawolf, Moneybagg Yo, Dashboard Confessional), the reel was released today via Youtube.
“‘Filthy‘, the song, is about me in present day and who I’ve become as a person and a musician,” Jones admits. “The music video chronicles that journey to get here, and it continues the legacy of black artists who have overcome adversity and found success through the expression of their journey and pain.”
Written alongside Marti Frederiksen (Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe) and Scott Stevens (Shinedown, Halestorm), ‘Filthy‘, cements Jones as one of rock’s most diverse stars. With thick guitar riffs and bluesy bends, the track highlights his seductively primal croon while weaving together suggestive verses before a proclamation on the hook announces, “In my town, they don’t call me dope, they call me filthy.”
Between fits of vocal ecstasy, he leans into the groove and churns out a fret-burning lead, topped off with a funky gallop. Jones puts it best, “Turn this mother up and get loud, if you’re filthy.”
Listen Here: https://AyronJones.lnk.to/Filthy_UKPR.
“Where I’m from, the word ‘filthy’ is used as the highest compliment in the land,” Jones explains. “It means that you’re so good at what you do and who you are that it should be a sin. That’s what was on my mind when I began working on this song. I wanted to celebrate counterculture and promote pride in what means to be considered ‘different.’”
One of America’s hottest breakout artists of 2021, Ayron achieved massive success with his US Top 5 debut single ‘Take Me Away’ laying a foundation for multi-week No. 1 single ‘Mercy’ and the Top 5 hit ‘Supercharged’, all taken from his critically-acclaimed album ‘Child Of The State‘. The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Rock Artist nominee was deemed by American Songwriter as not only “one of the biggest up-and-coming names in rock music” but also “one of the biggest names in the genre.”
In the UK Ayron has wowed fans with headline shows and this summer blew away a huge audience opening the Download Festival. He’s also had huge amounts of critical acclaim with Classic Rock naming ‘Child Of The State‘ one of their Albums of 2021.
The gritty, genre-blending artist’s reach now extends well beyond his Seattle roots, having played alongside Run DMC, Shinedown, Public Enemy, Rahkim, Jeff Beck, Black Stone Cherry, Theory of a Deadman, Robin Trower, and Spearhead, plus opened for iconic acts The Rolling Stones, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and B.B. King.
Following select European headline dates this summer, Jones is slated to return in November for a run of shows in the UK and France.
UK Headline Tour
Nov 4th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Nov 5th – Rock City, Nottingham
Nov 7th – King Tuts Wah Wah Club, Glasgow
Nov 8th – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Nov 10th – 100 Club, London
For a full list of tour dates and more, visit AyronJonesMusic.com.