Chatterbox: Ezra Jordan

Hey, tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. I come from a family of professional musicians/songwriters (grandfather, mother, father, sister) and I’ve been playing piano since I was 4 years old. Last year, I went to the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles and completed their Independent Artist Program. My biggest musical influences aside from my parents are John Mayer, D’Angelo, and Coldplay. Listening to them growing up shaped my sound into a blend of those 3 artists, so naturally I think that stylistically, my music falls between the genres of R&B, Pop, and more of a singer-songwriter style.

Where did the new single come from?

Only Got Eyes For Her started at my producer Sam Willows’ house when he showed me the verse chords and the bed of what grew into the drum groove. As we added more instrumentation, a story began to form in my head that actually drew on a past experience of mine out in Los Angeles shortly after I had broken up with my then girlfriend. 

I had a girl from my school hitting on me pretty brazenly after she found out I was single. I felt awful shooting her down, and under different circumstances I probably wouldn’t have, but it was just too soon after ending my relationship to think about starting something else with another girl. Rejecting people is not a strong suit of mine, and afterword things were exceedingly awkward. If you’re reading this (she knows who she is) then I’m sorry!

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Yes! The plan right now is to release 2 more singles that I already have prepped and ready to drop when the time is right. Once those are out, the next release will be a full length album including the singles that are already out. 

What’s on the horizon for me?

Working on my album and playing gigs around Toronto/surrounding towns are my 2 biggest priorities right now, to keep building up my following. I’m really happy to say that my first single Drag Me DOwn just cleared 60k plays on Spotify this past week, so I really want to keep this momentum going.

I also plan on travelling down to Nashville to hang with my sister and some people I love to work with. It’s a great town with lots of new people to write with and fried chicken to eat.


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