Laszlo Jones’ new EP “Beyond the Door” - out today
Beirut-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer Gilles Jan Petersen, better known under his stage name Laszlo Jones, is releasing his latest EP “Beyond The Door” and music video of the track “Save my soul” today.
Delivering a unique sound reflecting his multiple talents, his many travels and vivid creativity, Jones continues his musical journey in with this record mixed byKane Churko(In this moment, 5 Fingers Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Skillet, Disturbed) at the Hideout studio in Las Vegas (NV, USA), and recorded at theBesco Recording in Paris (France), with Michael Buyens (Engineer/Producer).
The 5 track EP “Beyond the door” features drummerRalph Salmins (ABBA, Madona, Quincy Jones, Lady Gaga), bassist Michael Buyens (Eric Serra), pianist Michael Arrom (Steve Vai), Argentinian arranger Marcos Barilari, as well asguitarist Alex Skolnik (from metal band Testament, The Alex Skolnick Trio, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage and the heavy metal supergroup Metal Allegiance) on the song “Kill Myself”.
With the success of his songs “In The Morning”, “Out Of My Head”, and topping a million views on his video of “Download me I’m Free”, Laszlo Jones has continuously been played on radio stations worldwide and featured in major publications (Rolling Stone magazine, Classic Rock magazine, Slam magazine, Orkus magazine, Yeah Magazin, ,…).
“Composer and producer Laszlo Jones revealed his much-awaited single “In The Morning” on April 30, 2021. (...) The notable artist has once again delivered a hit for his fans. Vividly talking about the contradiction between night and day, Laszlo’s unique views and take on mundane events set him apart from the crowd.” - Jonathan Engel (Vents Magazine)
“Beyond the Door” is a quest for remarkable melodies, unforgettable lyrics and a unique sound.
“The 5 tracks of the EP all deal with (the inevitable) death, from hallucinatory perspectives. A futuristic dark world, tinged with rage and a certain realism. It’s a sensory journey, poetic and violent, where I consciously mixed the authentic beauty of the images and the chilling sensation they provide” - Laszlo Jones
“Save my Soul” music video (directed by Pascal Bourdiaux)
“Many live according to rules given to us by our religion, many have their whole lives dedicated to it, love for it, hate for it, kill for it, die for it... do we have a soul, can it be saved, is there any redemption? Is there a god or is it a lie ?”
About Laszlo Jones
Freedom seems to be the word that best describes Laszlo’s music and himself as an artist. He released his first record called “Banana Nation” in France in 2011, with Universal Music, achieving a fair critical and commercial success locally, and topping a million views with his video “Download Me Im Free.”
Laszlo is first and foremost a music composer and he lets himself be guided by all 5 senses, his critical but joyful view of the world, and his remarkable appetite for freedom, to achieve exquisite songwriting, which is his strength.
Born in Beirut from a Dutch and Hungarian Father and a Lebanese mother, Laszlo Jones’ childhood was punctuated by many travels, following the expatriations of his parents, and gave him an exalted taste for adventure, discovery, and freedom. With a composing style characterized by crossover atmospheres, his signature sound lies at the intersection of pop/soul, rock, metal and electro.
In the end, it’s as if Laszlo Jones was composing music for his own mental movies. His inspiration does not know the format, it is free, like him.