Pueblo born and bred songwriter Andrew Jones has a confession to make; He was not thrilled about the idea of a new Star Wars movie. “As a fan, I’ve come to expect new Star Wars movies to be bad,” Jones says. But upon viewing the trailers for the new JJ Abrams directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jones says the Star Wars trailers changed more than how he felt about the franchise. “I saw the first teaser and thought, ‘He did it.’ He clearly understands what Star Wars is about.”
As penance for his sins against the Force, Jones is releasing a limited edition single all about his love of the Star Wars franchise, with the proceeds going to both the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and the other half to his hometown’s Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation. For the duration of Star Wars theater screenings, Jones will donate all sales of the digital downloads; One half to the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, the other to PHEF.
Jones is an up-and-comer in the music business, having been tapped for a songwriting assignment for Michael Jackson by way of Steve Porcaro (Toto) in 2008, amongst many others. Featuring album artwork from Pueblo artist Barrett Skul and including the B-side “We’re Home,” the download is available come mid-December at Jones’ Bandcamp page, just ahead of the the release of The Force Awakens and Jones’ debut album No.