Howard Jones returns to synth roots in new album

New Wave icon Howard Jones says his upcoming album, Transform, is very electronic and "synth-pop nouveau".
New Wave icon Howard Jones says his upcoming album, Transform, is very electronic and "synth-pop nouveau".PHOTO: MODE PRODUCTIONS

British musician Howard Jones is best known for hits such as Things Can Only Get Better and What Is Love?, tracks that came out in the 1980s.

As one of the pioneers of the synthesiser-led New Wave movement in music, he was as notable for his shock of blond hair as for being one of a handful of British acts to successfully break into the American market.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2018, with the headline 'Howard Jones returns to synth roots in new album'. Print Edition | Subscribe