Eliza Hardy Jones | Photo by Ryan Collerd | ryancollerd.com | courtesy of the artist

It’s an exciting week for Eliza Hardy Jones: her debut solo LP Because Become will be out on Friday. We heard lead single “Criminal” last month and now have the premiere of a second track called “Trouble.”

Currently out on tour with Grace Potter (as opener and band-member), Jones has been a familiar face around town. She’s spent the last several years working with Buried Beds, Nightlands, Auctioneer and Strand of Oaks, fitting in her own recording sessions for this effort between tours.

“Trouble” is a textured song layered with synths, keys and Eric Slick’s primal drumming, which seems to be inspired by Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” (check out those fills). But the centerpiece is certainly Jones’ vocals, at once ethereal and commanding (Dido comes to mind). Where “Criminal” was almost shoegazy in nature, “Trouble” is electronic pop at its finest. The production / mixing team of Nick Krill, Dave Hartley and Brian McTear balanced atmosphere and intimacy with impressive precision.

Listen to “Trouble” below and preorder Because Become on iTunes here.