80's baby, 90's made me.
Rough around the edges
With a voice that is sure to get your attention, Skyy Jones is putting it all on the line as she prepares to release her debut album. Her passion for music is undeniable. With raw talent and an effortless style she's definitely an artist to look out for. Inspired by artists such as Mary J. Blidge, Anita Baker, and Missy Elliot to name a few.
"Growing up in the 90's when our parents were listening to music from artists like Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, Luther Vandross, Tony Braxton, Babyface and Michael Jackson, its hard not be heavily influenced by that era of music."
Skyy Jones is not only an incredible singer, she also writes her own music. Writing poetry from an early age, her love for writing eventually turned into writing her own songs.
"When I was growing up journals were popular, and I would just write for hours about anything and it eventually turn into me writing poetry."
"The first poem I remember writing was at the age of 9 and it was dedicated to my late grandmother, (Senator) Roxanne Jones."
Later getting her start at recording music at the age of 16, when she auditioned for a production team in Charlotte, NC who were looking to form a girl group. Young and eager, she jumped at the opportunity.
"I remember singing over the phone on a 2 way call, and was then invited to come to the studio to audition for the girl group. Myself and 2 other girls from my school went killed the audition and were immediately chosen. We started rehearsing within a week"
Unfortunately, the girl group dissolved before anything ever took off and the three part harmony was back down to one. Not really knowing what to do next, she enrolled into college to study nursing and her career in music took a backseat. Kicked out of college after completing only one semester because she couldn't afford to pay for it on her own, she was once again back at the drawing board.
"That's when I realized I had to do what I had to do to support myself. I started working. One job led to the next, bouncing around because I would get bored and I knew I wanted more."
Years of meaningless jobs and feeling unfulfilled, she deciding to give music another shot in 2014. Jumping back into the studio and shortly after, releasing her first single "Vicky's Secret" landed her a spot on Power 98's "Next Big Thing", where she received 100% of the listeners' votes.
Finally finding her purpose and re-igniting her passion she decided that a career in music was what she wanted. Since then, Skyy has taken her time to develop her craft, learn the business and has worked with a host a producers from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Releasing covers, and unofficial music over the years, she is ready to take the next step in her music career and prepares to release her EP Album this year.
Creating her own lane and balancing being a mother and music artist , if anyone was up for that challenge, it's Skyy Jones. The determination of her grandmother, mixed with the passion of Mary J, combined with the sweet sound of Aaliyah mixed with the soul of Anita Baker, Skyy is just the recipe needed to get people excited about RnB music again.
"I love some of the music from today's artist but its just something missing, let's put the soul back in RnB."