BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: JORDAN ROYALE
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.