Funk 4-piece from Brooklyn, NYC Dakota Jones invite you to their interstellar pool party with new single ‘Misbehave Me’, out 27th March.
Once again, Dakota Jones showcase their capability of expertly delivering slinky funk with a generous dash of soul on their latest release.
Diving into this smooth mix, ‘Misbehave Me’ is an alluringly sensuous single, tipping over into ecstasy with a sultry rhythm and lustful lyrics – “Legs so long, make your knees go weak / Thighs so thick, make you miss your seat.” Imagine a classic soul single blasted into the stratosphere and landing in a world of otherworldly passion and freedom… ‘Misbehave Me’ soundtracking your arrival.
“You’ve just touched down on another planet far, far away, and you exit the ship – a stranger in a strange and glorious land. ‘Misbehave Me’ is the song that plays as the door glides open, and you begin this moment of self-discovery and exploration in a world beyond your wildest imagination.” – Dakota Jones.
And be sure to check out the vibrant music video, featuring the ever-charismatic lead vocalist Tristan Carter-Jones guiding the viewer in grooving along with the single’s irresistible beat, while kitted out in a gloriously colourful wardrobe. Across a number of retro settings, including an old school American diner and arcade, her charm and power are unmatched as she is joined by the band for the full Dakota Jones experience.
“To me, this song is about that newfound feeling of true self-expression, and sexual freedom. We wanted the video to represent that feeling of sultry play, the true joy that you can only find within yourself.” – Tristan Carter-Jones.
Dakota Jones have been stomping around and making noise for nearly 8 years now. Featuring Tristan Carter-Jones on vocals, Scott Jet Kramp on bass, Steve Ross on the drums, and Eddy Marshall on the guitar, Dakota Jones have moulded their sound into something at once commanding and vulnerable, spontaneous and deliberate, familiar and refreshing. Harnessing a timeless groove and magisterial queer black power, they first burst onto the UK scene in 2021, easily translating their formidable energy as a live act into their debut record. Channelling furious energy inspired by the likes of Chaka Khan, Janis Joplin and Marvin Gaye, the group showcased their uncensored songwriting and were unafraid to take a deep dive into life’s most visceral emotions.
The result, ‘Blacklight’ went on to win critical praise from the likes of The Times, Classic Rock, DIVA Magazine and Echoes Magazine – establishing them as one of the best new funk/soul bands to emerge for a very long time. Since then the band have been busy in the studio writing new music, whilst continuing to build their live reputation, following that gritty funky sound wherever it would take them; through some of NYC’s most respected venues, on tours exploring America’s coasts, and well beyond.