Minhee Jones is an alt-pop artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Los Angeles and now based in London. The half-Korean singer has taken an evolutional musical journey, from her classical piano training at the age of four, to her punk-rock bass playing days in highschool and eventually into her own songwriting exploration in university, leading her into the solo artist she is today. Jones has just released new single, 6 Feet, and spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to 6 Feet?
It’s been pretty great. I think people can really relate to the overall theme of the song since we’re all in the same boat just trying to cope with the reality of this “new normal”.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
6 Feet is a dreamy ode to self-medication as we all try to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in our own unique ways.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?
I’ve always been obsessed with Matt Bellamy from Muse as an influence. He comes from a classical background as well and I’m in total awe of his musicianship and songwriting. Also Fiona Apple. I was always drawn to her music and she’s remained so raw and real as an artist to this day and does things on her own terms; I really admire that. I adore Janelle Monae for those reasons as well! Finally got to see her live at Glastonbury last year and it was incredible!
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, can we look forward to an EP, LP?
The initial plan was a tour promoting the release of my debut EP this summer but that’s gone out the window so I’m currently formulating a plan to release it later in the year in a more social-distancing-friendly format. I’ve also had a lot of fun putting together the video for 6 Feet so I’m hoping to do more video projects. Stay tuned!