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INTERVIEW: Andy Jordan

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Gin & Jazz”? How was the recording and writing process?

Initially I wrote the song at my dad’s house in Spain when I was taking a time out.

Then I finished the track on the train from Devon to London, I had it on a napkin and I was frantically trying to get the words out before getting to the studio.

This was a song that has no real process, it just took a minute to all come to me.

Why taking so long on releasing this new material?

I wanted to take a step in a majorly different direction from the way I was moving before and to do that I needed to take a long period of self reflection away from the music bubble. I wanted to be left to my own devices rather than be surrounded by voices in my ear.

Having taken this time away I feel not only developed as songwriter but I feel happier with the work I am producing.

It is a clearer reflection of my reality.

With the great reception your music keeps getting over and over – does that put any pressure on you as you release a new material or rather the opposite?

I think there’s always pressure on artists when releasing new music however I am confident in the direction that I’m going and I’m not really fussed if it’s not immediately successful.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than in your own?

Not especially. There is always a story at the centre of every song. If it is one of my songs then it is my story. However if I am collaborating with another artist and it’s their story, then I enjoy it just as much!

What role does the South West play in your music?

The South West is home. It plays a major role because it’s where I feel most comfortable and free to write. I definitely use the sea to relax, and in doing so I tend to create the think space required to be creative.

I love London but I find it has too many distractions! My focus is to write the songs and to do that I need to be in a space where I am able to have a conversation with myself. Fortunately in Cornwall I spend plenty of time alone, haha!

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes! There’s a new EP almost complete and another one to come after that!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

No release date or title as yet – I always feel like that bit should be last once we have decided on the songs – one track can change the entire direction of an EP!

Any plans to hit the road?

I love nothing more than playing live with a band, it’s really when the music comes to life, and if people want to hear us play… we will play!  So I hope so!

What else is happening next in Andy Jordan’s world?

Who knows! I don’t even know where I’ll be next week, but when I find out – I’ll tell you!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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