Caroline Jones debuted her Superpower EP — featuring one of her all-time “heroes” in music — at the heels of a monumental evening in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released her latest collection of music shortly after concluding her powerful, first-ever headlining show in Music City.
Jones lists five tracks on her EP, including the title track, “Superpower,” which she describes as the “most raw,” “honest” and “self-reflective” lyrics she’s ever written. The soulful ballad chronicles “the triumphs and heartbreaks of chasing this particular dream,” and finding gratitude in the end. The title track is also paired with the high-energy anthem “Lawless,” Jones’ signature “sass” in “Normal Person,” the 90s country-inspired duet she previously released with Alyssa Bonagura, “Keep it Safe,” and her cover of “By Way of Sorrow,” originally released by Cry Cry Cry in the late 90s, featuring beloved artist Vince Gill.
Superpower captures Jones’ signature style, drawing from her vast array of musical influences and expansive stylistic elements throughout the project. It also serves as the first taste of Jones’ next project, her forthcoming full-length record that’s set to release later this year. Jones recently told iHeartRadio that the EP is “a pretty accurate snapshot of the record in terms of the sonic diversity.”
Jones played some of the Superpower tracks in addition to career-spanning favorites — including “Come In (But Don't Make Yourself Comfortable),” “Don't Talk To Me Like I'm Tiffany” and others — when she performed her first-ever headlining show in Nashville on Thursday evening (May 18), following years of performing around the globe. Most recently, Jones has been playing live shows both as a solo artist and as an official (and first-ever female) member of Zac Brown Band. She spoke fondly to the crowd at the historic EXIT/IN of the powerhouse musicians she now considers older brothers to her, crediting frontman Zac Brown with taking her under his wing on tour. Jones delivered a stunning rendition of the band’s “Day That I Die,” which they released on 2012’s Uncaged, featuring Amos Lee. Jones also included several special guests throughout the evening, including fellow artist Maggie Baugh, her co-producer Brandon Hood, country trio Runaway June and others.