On The Rise: Indie/Soul Singer Jordan Nash | Exclusive Interview

Music / January 13, 2020
by Johanna Roelich

We stumbled across the incredible sound of 22 year old Londoner, Jordan Nash, and we’re so glad we did. This guys sound is so refreshing to hear in the music scene right now. Though there are many who may fit the same genre, you can count on just one hand who actually resembles Jordan’s sound. That’s pretty special. He seems to master the combination of soft guitar riffs, chilled out and effortless vocals and a stunning Indie mix Neo Soul sound.

Jordan is very much on the rise but his determination and motivation within the game, gives the impression that this won’t be the case for long. Big things are in store for this man.

Get to know Jordan Nash in this exclusive interview and check out his sound! You’ll regret it otherwise, for sure.

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background 

My names Jordan Nash, I’m 22 and I ‘live’ in London, or at least some of the time… Although am definitely trying my best to move to LA someday.

For anyone who has never heard you before, how would you describe your sound in three words?

Red Velvet Cake 

Do you remember the first moment you realised you wanted to become a musician?

My first day working in retail.

You’re fairly new to the scene but I understand you have some exciting things lined up for 2020. Please could you explain what we can look forward to hearing from you this year?

I’ve got so much stuff I don’t even know where to begin, probably some singles and an album…

Your single ‘ShoeLaces’ is a really beautiful track. The combination of soft guitar riffs, chilled, effortless vocals and a stunning electric Indie/Soul sound is really refreshing to hear in today’s music scene. Is this a style you have made your own from day one, or has there been a lot of developments from when you first started out?

Well, I guess it took a little while to find “my sound” but I definitely had it locked in before recording ShoeLaces, although that was actually the first ever song I recorded and finished. I wrote it the morning of the day it came out. 

Will we hear more of the ‘ShoeLaces’ style in your new music?

I hope so!

Who are your biggest influencers?

I really like Allen Iverson. Musically though maybe Beethoven

If you could perform with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Harry Connick Jr., Ray Charles, Clairo, Keith Richards 

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced whilst breaking into the music scene?

Staying motivated, like its easy to want to become rich and famous and have a hit song, but waking up on a friends sofa and travelling hours to a studio gets tiring after a while. 

Being realistic for those who are trying to become a musician, how hard have you had to work / are you working to get yourself noticed? 

You don’t have to quit your job, but it helps. With any creative industry there’s no time for a plan B. Work hard every day and be in the studio every day. Also, even when you feel like a song is bad, finish it, then get it out your head ready for the next one. 

Now, if this interview wasn’t enough to get people on board, give three reasons why people need to give you a listen.

Just give it a listen, I can’t sell the sound on anything besides the fact that it’s as much me as I could possibly put into music. Also, you might just like it. 

What’s next then? Any gigs lined up that we can catch you at? 

Headlining Glastonbury 2021, besides that no plans yet- but definitely some smaller gigs this year, i’ll probably post about them on instagram. To end on, tell us something not many people know about you… 

We hope to see more from Jordan, and we’re confident we won’t be disappointed.

Give him a listen!

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