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Jared KF Jones is a pop, R&B, and dance artist from Randolph, Massachusetts. He’s also a very inspirational person, and that shows in his latest single “Turn Up The World.”

Inspired by some legendary artists such as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder who have touched many people with their music, Jared is now taking his path in life to make a difference for someone else too. As soon as his latest track “Turn Up The World” comes on, you can’t help but move to the beat.

With lyrics like, “We only get to live it once,” the song is about realizing that you can bring something special to the world, despite what other people think of you. Music with a strong message is what we LOVE to hear. With all the things going on in the world today, it’s nice to know that there’s someone trying to shine a light into people’s lives.

Jared’s hard work has been paying off too. His music has been featured on CBS’ “The Young and The Restless,” NBC’s “The Voice,” and CW’s “90210,” just to name a few. He even had the chance to sing backup for Whitney Houston and Johnny Gill once. How cool is that?

Jared has also had the pleasure of working with other artists. He hopes to continue working with and helping to develop other artists, which isn’t surprising based off of his loving personality.

Check out his single for “Turn Up The World” HERE:

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Wow! This brand new single is by no means in the wheelhouse of music I listen to very often, if at all, but it is exactly what I would expect to hear on dance stations, and at clubs the world over. Jared KF Jones has created a wonderfully inspirational song that clearly pulls influence from the likes of Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder…add to that a club beat, and some auto-tune, and there you have Jones’ new single ‘Turn Up The World‘.

Now what’s interesting about the above comment regarding clubs and radio stations is that, while one might not hear his music at either of those, necessarily, One likely has heard his music if network television is at all a part of one’s life. Having had music featured on FOX. TLC, ABC, Bravo, CBS, NBC, MTV, CW, and more, Jones has made on hell of a hit on TV. Hitting the soap opera circuit, one can decide how wonderful a success that might be personally, but certainly in terms of pushing out music, with the aim of people taking it to heart, and bettering themselves, it is in no way a bad start.

jaredkfjones_5Some criticism, of course, lest this become a promo as opposed to a review, Jones seems to rely a bit too heavily on his Michael Jackson influence during the verses of the song. From the grit in the melody to the breathy “uh” at the end of every single line, it might be just a bit much. Now it could be that that is simply how he’s always sang, and it is wholly him, but given that MJ is mentioned by name as a significant influence in Jones’ music…it seems all a bit too coincidental.

Regardless of the heavy homage paid to the king of pop, Jared KF Jones has really landed a sound, and a genre that really works for him, and clearly works for many others as well. Perhaps a bit repetitive, the song fits that same niche that repetitive pop held back in the fifties: the lyrics are easy, the beat is solid, and it’s perfect for dancing, singing, and shouting a night through.

jaredkfjones_4The production team on this single certainly knows its work. From initial production by Ezemdi Chikwendu, to mixing by Chris Andrews of Monument Sound, all the way to the master from Nathan James of Vault Mastering, Jones has got a crack team that knows the business of the music world, through and through.

It will be interesting to listen to what Jones comes up with once he drops the MJ facade, and relies on the truth of his voice to break out through his music -so inspirational, and uplifting as it already is. But until then, he’s certainly built a great following, and will more than likely continue to do so.

To check out this scintillating, days old single, head on over HERE!

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Considering his music has been featured on the Hallmark produced TV Movie, “In My Dreams”, the hit BET series “The Game”, NBC’s “The Voice” and “Days of Our Lives”, VH-1’s “Run’s House”, the CBS Soap Opera “The Young and The Restless” and other major TV networks such as FOX, TLC, and Bravo, I don’t need to spend too much time telling you how great Jared KF Jones is at creating catchy pop songs that grab people’s attention.

One thing is for sure, Jones consistently pumps out hit songs.

Turn Up The World is an upbeat, uplifting, infectious song about that person who realized they have something to offer the world so they get up everyday giving the world their best self possible.

Turn Up The World is guaranteed to make you move, bounce, groove and get down however you feel like getting down.

You can’t keep it to yourself when you’re feeling it, so let’s turn up the world!

The single is now playing on Soundcloud.

Connect with Jared KF Jones on his official website.

We Run The Underground

Hailing from Randolph, Massachusetts Jared KF Jones is not your average artist. Not many artists can say they sang with legends including Whitney Houston and Johnny Gill, as well as having their music placed on all 3 major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS). Inspired the sounds of Michael Jackson, Usher, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown – Jones recently released his latest pop anthem, “Turn Up The World.” Produced by Ezemdi Chikwendu with additional production by Chris Andrews of Monument Sound, Jared could easily be your favorite R&B singer’s next ghostwriter. “Turn Up The World” is a inspirational song at heart, but it takes a few listens to catch the message because the production is so amazing on this tune. Danceable and fun, Jared is perfectly in the pocket, riding the synths and driving drums with ease. Some people truly have a gift at writing popular music and being able to touch lives through their lyrics, and with one listen it’s obvious Jared KF Jones possesses that ability. As a married, father of three, Jones still manages to balance family life and his music career, working closely with the development of R&B/Pop artists, Ezemdi, Mateo Medina (KutRoc Records), and Kitarah (KutRoc Records).

Listen to “Turn Up The World” below and look out for Jared KF Jones because you never know where you might hear him next.

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We recently stumbled across a track by an up-and-coming artist in the the Pop and R&B charts, but now he has his sights set on EDM-Pop. “Turn Up The World” by Jared KF Jones is everything you need that is inspirational to people that just want to live it up. Let loose in a world that tries to harness who you are, live free without worry; wouldn’t that be quite surreal. I would say music is the only thing that the outside world can take away from us. We can get lost in music, just as we can get lost in “Turn Up The World”, even if it’s not literal but we are free in our minds.


This is definitely the perfect transition that Jared KF Jones wants to take to be more in the EDM-Pop genre; the up-tempo rhythm and the synth-heavy pop, look soon to see his name on the charts. This singer/songwriter has all the tools, even the commercial sensibility to become well-known. Recently, his music has been featured on shows like: “The Game”, “The Voice” and “Days of our Lives”, and that’s just to name a few. As one music executive states, “He’s an up-and-comer that you should watch out for. Be sure to listen below and let us know what you think.

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We recently stumbled across a track by an up-and-coming artist in the the Pop and R&B charts, but now he has his sights set on EDM-Pop. “Turn Up The World” by Jared KF Jones is everything you need that is inspirational to people that just want to live it up. Let loose in a world that tries to harness who you are, live free without worry; wouldn’t that be quite surreal. I would say music is the only thing that the outside world can take away from us. We can get lost in music, just as we can get lost in “Turn Up The World”, even if it’s not literal but we are free in our minds.

This is definitely the perfect transition that Jared KF Jones wants to take to be more in the EDM-Pop genre; the up-tempo rhythm and the synth-heavy pop, look soon to see his name on the charts. This singer/songwriter has all the tools, even the commercial sensibility to become well-known. Recently, his music has been featured on shows like: “The Game”, “The Voice” and “Days of our Lives”, and that’s just to name a few. As one music executive states, “He’s an up-and-comer that you should watch out for. Be sure to listen below and let us know what you think.

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Jared KF Jones

WAIL Music Magazine reviews
 Jared KF Jones 
 Massachusetts, USA
Styles: Pop/R&B, Dance
Similar to/RIYL: Michael Jackson,Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown 
CD: Turn Up The World - Single 
Release date: 1/30/2017

Greatly inspired by Michael Jackson, Jared KF Jones is a Pop/R&B singer/songwriter, gaining recognition around the world.
And he has an inspirational message for his fans.
In his newest single "Turn Up The World", Jared encourages listeners to share their unique gifts with the world. 
This positive message is greatly timed, and hopefully will lift spirits in these harsh political times.
Jared's message is clear, and inspiring. It's time to spread love, and be the light you wish to see in the world.
You can listen to "Turn Up The World" here: https://soundcloud.com/jaredkfjones/turn-up-the-world

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What Could've Been - CD Review

Artist: Jared Jones
Album: What Could've Been
Review By: Dan MacIntosh


It’s more than coincidence that Jared Jones gives props to Michael Jackson, calling him “the greatest entertainer of all time, and I why I love music so much” in the liner notes to his What Could’ve Been CD. In fact, Jones’ voice sounds an awful lot like the King of Pop’s during “Reason Why Your Heart Breaks,” with a lyric that diagnoses heartbreaks.

Jones also turns to that breathy Michael Jackson-esque vocal take with this album’s title cut. Jones’ voice is high and desperate-sounding, as he sings over a finger-snap beat and repetitive keyboard hook.

While Jones’ voice is many times a dead ringer for Jackson’s, his songs are oftentimes quite different from those of the late R&B icon. Whereas Jackson liked to get a little spooky (“Thriller”), as well as sociological (“Heal The World,” “Man In The Mirror”), Jones prefers to sing songs that are much more relational. These songs tend to concern love, romance and boy/girl stuff.

One exception to this general songwriting rule is a track titled “Stuck.” First, it differs musically from the rest, in that it’s based on an acoustic guitar-picked pattern, rather than the relatively high tech R&B/pop that mostly fills out this CD. More importantly, the song’s lyric speaks to a sort of personal stagnation. When Jones speaks about being stuck, he’s talking about the way life doesn’t seem to be going the direction he expected it to travel. Even worse, he doesn’t feel like he’s moving much at all.

Another slight exception is “Go Farther.” Granted, Jones is speaking to the goals and aspirations of a male/female relationship. However, a song that encourages another to try harder might just as easily be applied to many different scenarios. We all need a little loving kick in the pants, so to speak, when we don’t try as hard as we can to reach our goals.

Jones, who had a hand in writing all ten of these songs (including one bonus track) is in his comfort zone when writing about girls, particularly pretty girls. The best ballad on this album is called, appropriately enough, “Gorgeous Girl.” Over a trickling piano part, Jones coos, “Gorgeous Girl/Don’t need no makeup on,” to a girl where he later asks, “How do I get close to you?” Jones doesn’t beat around the bush with this one, that’s for sure! He thinks this woman’s a true babe, and simply tells her exactly how he feels.

Speaking of honesty, “Not In Love Yet” finds Jones saying five words most girls hate to hear: I’m not in love yet. However, the fact that most men are afraid to even talk about their feelings, with love being like the “L” cuss word to many, it’s brave for Jones to speak these sorts of words out loud to a woman – even if they’re not spelling out the situation this girl may ultimately be dreaming of.

Generally, Jones’ music is throwback, old school R&B. For instance, when the rap part shows up during “Don’ t Leave Me Later (Leave Me Now),” it’s an element that comes as a bit of a surprise. Rap has become such a seemingly essential part of modern rap and pop music, yet Jones only applies the style sparingly to his music. Furthermore, you’d likely never hear a typically boastful rapper admit something like, “You’re too good for me” in song. However, this is exactly what Jones sings. He knows right away that this girl is out of his league. Therefore, instead of getting attached and eventually heartbroken, he simply asks the woman to depart right away. Wow, now that’s relational honesty!

These little moments of unexpected honesty are what make What Could’ve Been surprising. Predictable lyrical bragging is what Jared Jones’ CD could have been. Instead, you’re forewarned to expect a little of the unexpected from this talented singer/songwriter.

Review By: Dan MacIntosh
Rating: 3.5 Stars (out of 5)

Dan MacIntosh has been a professional music journalist for 30 years and his work has regularly appeared in many local and national publications, including CCM, CMJ, Paste, Mean Street, Chord, HM, Christian Retailing, Amplifier, Inspirational Giftware, Stereo Subversion, Indie-Music, Soul–Audio, Country Standard Time and Spin.com. He’s an expert in Christian and country music, but he’s also extremely knowledgeable when it comes to most every kind of rock. In addition to reviewing CDs, he regularly writes artist features and biographies.