5 Songs I Love w/ Jordan Bradley
Jordan Bradley has unveiled his debut single 'Hold On Me'. To find out more about this new artist on the block, we chatted to Jordan to find out more about the music he loves and why. If you're a fan of his hand picked tracks below, be sure to check out Jordan's brand new release!
1. Rainbow - Kacey Musgraves
I think this is a very good place to start. For me, this song captures everything I think a good song should. It’s not overly complicated and it has a beautifully delicate top-line, but its lyrics and its delivery get me in the feels every time. It’s both heartbreaking and up lifting. It’s become an LGBTQ+ anthem in it’s own right, and I turn this record on every time I need a pick me up.
2. Love Like This - Ben Rector
A recent find - I discovered this one day in a coffee shop as it was playing VERY quietly overhead. Something about Ben Rector’s chordal & vocal arrangement caught my ear. I had to (quite awkwardly) force the barista to get the playlist name for me and I searched for about 45 mins to find this song (the things we do for good music). It reminds me of Rainbow because of it’s simplicity, but to me simple is sometimes more effective.
3. I Wish I Missed My Ex - Mahalia
This little bop is genius. Mahalia blows me away with her writing and I think this song is so relatable. It’s lyrics are starkly honest and frank - it kind of feels like a conversation you’d have with a friend over the phone. It’s got a 90’s, RnB kinda vibe to it which is real nostalgic to me. Definitely one for a late night drive with the windows down.
4. Evergreen - Yebba
This song came to me as a recommendation from a friend, and it got me OBSESSED with Yebba. It’s a pretty chilled track, but its vocal arrangements are out of this world. The last chorus in particular is unreal. Similar to other tracks in this list, its lyrical content is pretty emotional. For me, there’s nothing better than a record that captures the ear with its lyrics and punches the gut with its vocal. The studio version slaps but the live version is something else.
5. Sail Away - Randy Newman
Randy Newman is probably most widely known for his work with Disney, but it’s some of his lesser known material that is my favourite. There’s something about the simplicity of his story telling that makes his music such easy listening, but his vocal styling and musical arrangements
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