Album: The Kids Are Coming (2019)


  • Jimmy is a previously established character from Tones and I's debut single, "Johnny Run Away." That song was inspired by Tones and I's childhood friend, who was struggling to come out as gay to his disapproving father. When Johnny met Jimmy at the park, he thought he was "a cutie" but his father dissuaded him from pursuing him.

    Now we get to hear Jimmy's story. It turns out he was a withdrawn kid with an absentee dad. Jimmy used to come over to Tones and I's place after school but was unable to open up about his problems at home. One day he ran away and she never saw him again. Said Tones and I to Apple Music:

    "In life we pass many people by; we say hi at the grocery store, or when we're getting coffee. But whether they're just there for a second or you talk to them for an hour, everyone has their own s--t going on."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.

Director Wes Edwards ("Drunk on a Plane")Song Writing

Wes Edwards takes us behind the scenes of videos he shot for Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Chase Bryant. The train was real - the airplane was not.

Bryan AdamsSongwriter Interviews

What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.

Dave EdmundsSongwriter Interviews

A renowned guitarist and rock revivalist, Dave took "I Hear You Knocking" to the top of the UK charts and was the first to record Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk."

Justin TimberlakeFact or Fiction

Was Justin the first to be Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher? Did Britney really blame him for her meltdown? Did his bandmates think he was gay?

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.