Willie Jones Taps Jon Batiste And Michael Todd For “Get Low, Get High (Part 2)” | Shore Fire Media

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Willie Jones Taps Jon Batiste And Michael Todd For “Get Low, Get High (Part 2)”

Willie Jones Taps Jon Batiste And Michael Todd For “Get Low, Get High (Part 2)”

Collaboration Brings New Meaning To Mental Health Anthem

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sony Music Nashville / The Penthouse innovator and “country-trap iconoclast” (Grammy.com) Willie Jones today releases “Get Low, Get High (Part 2)” with five-time Grammy Award winner Jon Batiste and Pastor Michael Todd. Listen here.

A serendipitous holiday brought the trio together. Jones was visiting family in his native Louisiana over Thanksgiving and mulling who, if anyone, would be the right fit to enhance the uplifting track when Todd (Jones’ cousin and earliest co-writer) volunteered to contribute a verse. In another twist of fate, later that night Jones got a FaceTime from his friend and creative director Jemel McWilliams. On the other side of the phone was Jon Batiste, whose music had offered Jones solace when he faced lonely and uncertain days upon first moving to Nashville. 

“I talked with Jon and sent him ‘Get Low, Get High’ and asked if he might want to hop on. Next thing I know I’m in New York in a studio working with him on his verse,” said Jones. “Then I went to Tulsa to work with Michael on his. It was really important to all three of us to get this just right, and it was a true collaboration. To have three Black men on this song about mental health is very meaningful to me.” 

Previously a solo release, “Get Low, Get High” is all about embracing life’s valleys to truly appreciate the peaks. With new verses from Batiste and Todd rounding out the anthem, Part 2 amplifies the universal truth as the three musicians from all walks of life lend their voices to the message. 

“Listening to this song gives me faith,” said Jones. “Be encouraged that there are brighter days ahead and be conscious of how you speak to yourself, which is something I’ve had to work on myself. Anytime you’re thinking you’re not good enough or that it’s always going to be this way, it’s a lie. Talk yourself up instead of talking yourself down and remember when you’re in the lows that a high is coming.” 

Jones has spent much of 2022 working on the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut album Right Now, which featured his lauded single “American Dream.” He most recently released his version of “Bein’ Green,” originally recorded as part of Amazon Music’s documentary “For Love & Country,” which declares country music has always been Black music and examines the complicated history of the genre. He has also performed at summer festivals such as CMA Fest and Lollapalooza between tours with artists including Kidd G and more.

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