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  1. Coco Jones Talks Confidence and...

    Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM
    Coco Jones Talks Confidence and Self-Love On New Single, “Just My Luck”
    Via InquisitiveCarter

    If the name Coco Jones sounds familiar, then you most likely remember from her days on Disney Channel. Nowadays, Jones is all grown up and singing her heart out, recapturing fans and gaining new ones.

    In the video for her new single “Just My Luck,” Jones is shown in an extremely vulnerable state. It features her in three settings, all scenes correlate with what she’s speaking about, they capture a moment. While watching, you can see the pain and openness in which Jones is singing about. Simple and effective, director Jake Steven captured the true essence of the song, but more importantly, the lyrics. There is one section in particular that captures your mind, heart, and makes you think about your own life.

    Although it has been a minute since her Disney days, Jones has been working. Jones is currently on a series called “Five Points, and in 2017, she starred in the Netflix film “Flock of Four.”

    You can watch the video for “Just My Luck” below, check out the song on iTunes and Spotify, and follow Jones on her socials as well.

     

  2. Coco Jones Wins 2018 International...

    Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 6:00 AM
  3. Coco Jones Bares Her Heart & Soul...

    Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM
    Coco Jones Bares Her Heart & Soul In ‘Just My Luck’
    Via SoulBounce

    It’s been said that you should never dim your light for those who can’t handle the glare. Singer/songwriter/actress Courtney “Coco” Jones has had about enough and is using her art to reveal her painful yet common truth. For her fiery single “Just My Luck” she sings of being rejected despite her best efforts. Upon first spin, you’d think she’s referring to romantic struggles. However, though the subject matter and lyrics can certainly apply to relationship drama, the box she’s concerned with fitting into is that of the entertainment industry. Her tone is full of frustration and fervor as she asks, “Does my confidence offend you? / Cookie cutter enough for you? / Is my melanin offensive? / Do I talk more than I should? You tell me / Do I meet the standard, well? / Do I fit in the box? / Or am I just too much to handle? No, I'm just too much to stop.”

    The accompanying music video directed by Jake Steven brilliantly captures all the emotion of the song. We flip between scenes of Coco curled up in a ball distraught from disappointment, to shots of her sitting at a makeup table reciting the rebellious lyrics to herself in the mirror. There are also flashes of her in a more stripped down view with her hair pulled back and donning only a white bodysuit, symbolizing her beauty and her spirit in their purest state. She sings passionately with balled fists and tears in her eyes staring straight into the camera, making it impossible not to feel how close to home this all hits for her. On an Instagram post she explains, “In this moment in time my mindset was destroyed because I had thought, ok I’m talented, I can sing, I’m out here, I love this and I didn’t know it wasn’t gonna to love me back, this industry. I was at a point where I was like, what do you do? Do you just give up? Do you go home? ‘Cause that wasn’t an option.”

    It seems a few closed doors and turned up noses hasn’t deterred the former Disney actress from her destiny. Not only has she released new music, she recently starred in the Netflix film Flock of Four and scored a recurring role in the teen drama web series Five Points, which lists actress Kerry Washington as one of the co-executive producers. Check out her video for “Just My Luck” below, and be sure to visit her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with all that this talented young lady has in store.

     

  4. Nobody Saves Jazz in the...

    Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    Nobody Saves Jazz in the Atmospheric, If Slight, “Flock of Four”
    Flock of Four is a warm if ultimately slight portrait of a group of jazz aficionado friends on a single late-Fifties California night. Gregory Caruso’s film started life as a short, and you can tell. The expanded Flock of Four still has about a short’s worth of characterization: The four young men at its center are more or less interchangeable white guys, without many distinguishing qualities outside of their love of jazz. Caruso does push into racial dynamics, as the protagonists go to a jazz club and are put on the spot by a black musician, and a climactic scene between Joey (Braeden Lemasters), the de facto leader of the friends, and Pope Dixon (Reg E. Cathey), the musical hero he’s been trying to see all night, creates some compelling tension. Cathey, who passed away earlier this year, brings a gravelly voiced, mysterious gravitas to the role.

    He’s more interesting to watch than his young admirer, and the filmmakers seems to know it. Ava Moore (Coco Jones), a young jazz singer who Joey and his friends meet at the first club they attend, is the one woman onscreen who has a trace of an inner life — she sings passionately and has far more to say than the other female characters. Jazz clubs, with their mood lighting and expressive sounds, are inherently cinematic settings, and Flock of Four presents its world in dark tones suffused with a soft glow. It’s atmospheric, and all the music is lovely, but unfortunately nostalgia can only do so much of the heavy lifting.

    Flock of Four
    Directed by Gregory Caruso
    Abramorama
    Opens April 13, AMC Empire 25