This is Jordan.
Jordan, tell us some more about how you first got into music.
Well, I first started playing violin at age five; which you could consider to be when I first was introduced to music.
I took private lessons and played in orchestra throughout all of high school, and we even got to visit Disney World and play at the theme parks.
So that was pretty cool, ha!
I was in a couple joke bands in high school on and off and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew it was going to be involved in music in some way, shape, or form.
I did a singy songy industrial EP in 2011, and at that point I really was starting to realize music was consuming me.
It was all I could think about.
I was obsessed with trying to figure everything out in the music industry, especially the marketing and business side.
Your style/sound is so unique & compelling, where do you get some of your inspiration?
My inspiration honestly varies from all sorts of genres.
There are plenty of artists out there that inspire me and I listen to constantly, even if I don’t necessarily incorporate them into my own sound.
I love pop and synth pop for example.
I love David Bowie (RIP).
I love Chromatics.
I also really like trip hop and electronica.
The Prodigy (RIP Keith Flint) and The Crystal Method.
I mean shit I even get down with a ton of metal-core and hardcore.
We came as Romans (RIP Kyle) and August Burns Red.
I would have to say Nine Inch Nails has definitely been an inspiration for me as I grew my sound, that would be doing them a disservice if I didn’t say that.
Hip-hop inspiration wise?
Eminem, D12, Kanye, 50 Cent if we’re talking some OG’s.
What is sort of the backstory behind your new single "Sinner"?
How Sinner came about is a sad story to tell honestly.
I tried to commit suicide on August 25, 2019.
Shit, that feels weird even typing that out.
The love of my life, who I was with for three years, broke up me three months before that on my birthday.
I was going through a weird transitional phase in my life.
Do I keep doing what I’m trying to do with this music thing or put in the past?
I’m 31 at this point in my life.
I saw a lot of visions and premonitions over the past 2 years prior.
Ghost visits, night terrors, sleep paralysis you name it.
I’m a very hard on myself, and I overthink everything.
Anyways, I lost my girlfriend, and I didn’t know if I should keep doing this music thing or not, family and friends telling me to just stop already; my fucking car got repossessed.
I was at an ultimate low in my life.
I tried to fucking hang myself.
I couldn’t get out of bed, I didn’t wanna talk to anyone, and I’m like, "man if I can just put this into a song maybe some people can feel the pain with me."
I started thinking about all the sins I’ve committed in my life.
I’m like shit, I’m not necessarily a role model person by any means, but let’s just air it out Jordan, you’ll feel better.
At this point in my life, I was trying to pick out every flaw of myself, relationship wise, personal wise, work wise, personality wise, looks wise.
We’re not perfect; but I try so hard to be perfect every day and the only person you can blame for your own shortcomings is yourself; which is exactly what I did at that point in my life and I translated into “Sinner”.
I tried to put all the demons I have out on the table sonically and lyrically.
Am I going to be who I always wanted to be or does my life end here and people remember me for who I was?
I felt as if this point in my life was judgment day.
So, I made the song as if I'm talking to God and Satan.
They’re battling this war out about who gets Jordan and obviously Satan is winning.
Do you have anything that is new or upcoming that we can expect to see from you?
With Sinner, I wanted it to be so perfect.
Perfect timing, perfect release plan, perfect video and…LIFT OFF.
I had to really let that go to even put this single out.
Nothing in life is perfect.
With my new management team, we plan on putting out a single every month or every other month.
I think the fans can expect an album in 3-5 months.
I’ll just drop that when they least expect it!
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