He has not run out of axes to grind, confronting stigma around mental health, the German far-right, and bad apples on the music scene. Jones has continued his tradition of depicting other people‘s true stories as well as imagined stories based on observations and interactions. He explores the philosophical, the imaginative and the metaphorical. And the final bonus track sees the British-born vocalist and lyricist release his first songwriting effort in German, the language of the country that he has called home for 15 years.
Musically, Fights Like Ours has occasioned Jones to transcend genres: the mix of rock, folk and piano pop that have come to define his solo output are complemented by elements of ambient, country and indie pop. Lyrically, a number of songs bear the fruits of collaborations with emerging singer-songwriter Emily Larkin. Alongside the usual rock, folk and classical instruments, Jones continues to experiment by incorporating harmonium, lapsteel guitar, theremin, daf and electronic beats.