Bones • Jess & Matt
Some quality mobile phone chat in the bridge
Obligatory mention that you all ignored Nothing Matters and you’re all the poorer for it and if you haven’t heard it you should really go track that down.
Anyway, Jess & Matt. They’re back after almost a year in the wilderness, writing and recording songs for their first album of originals.
Remember that time they turned You’re The One That I Want from Grease into a dark, haunting ballad and everyone freaked the freak out and it went top 30 on the ARIA Charts? Or when they turned Jarryd James’ Do You Remember into a duet and just sang it directly into each other’s faces while the camera spun around them?
They’ve taken all the things they were doing right on X Factor in 2015 and built on it. The production on Bones is gorgeous — it’s that same vibe, but with some nice new production elements added in splashes.
I just can’t think of anyone else who is doing duets as well as Jess & Matt are, as consistently as Jess & Matt are right now. Sure, there are a lot of collabs out at the moment, and a lot of song with split male/female vocals, but actual duets are hard to come by, and Jess & Matt are doing them better than anyone you could care to name.
“Here’s my phone / I’ll unlock-it-lock-it-lock-it-lock-it for you / You got to know / I keep nothing nothing nothing nothing from you” should strike terror into every cheating boyfriend’s heart, too.
Let’s have an album of originals now please.