Annabel Jones first broke out back in 2014 with her twinkly single “Magnetic,” and now Jones, whose father is Davy Jones of the Monkees, is set to make her major label debut with a five-song EP Libelle out via Atlantic Records Friday.
A day ahead of the release, EW is excited to premiere “Happy,” an electro-pop jam inspired by a long distance relationship. “I wrote ‘Happy’ when I was separated from my loved ones,” Jones tells EW. “I had been in Los Angeles for a long time. I was missing a boy basically. The song is as much about being separated from your loved ones and the things that make you feel comfortable.”
While writing “Happy,” the 27-year-old Brit says she was listening to Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” on repeat. “I can really hear what I’m listening to when I do a batch of songs,” she says. Produced by Andrew Goldstein and Jimmy Tamborello, the whole EP was inspired by Mitchell, Laura Marling, Paul Simon, and Lana Del Rey.
Hear the premiere of “Happy” below.”[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/262492433?secret_token=s-hrdgo" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
After releasing Libelle Friday, Jones will play two shows in Los Angeles on May 9 and May 17. See a schedule on her website.