theaussieword.com special interview with Jordan Lovelis.
Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? I grew up in a musical family. My father was actually in a Beatles cover band when I was growing up. Those pop melodies are engrained in me. I have two older brothers as well who taught me how to play a guitar. I dabbled with it in my teens but didn’t have the life experience to write any meaningful songs..After breaking my ankle, at 23, I wrote a song a day for a few months. Things just sort of evolved and I felt like it was time to share them with the world.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? I think my biggest motivation is feeling like I have something to say. When people tell me one of my songs made them feel something or it’s relatable, that’s one of the best feelings in the world. I have a lot friends who grew up conservative and resonate with black and white. Makes you feel a little less alone in this rat race we call life.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? I just hope to keep making music and one day if it pays my bills that would be fantastic.
Success, what is the secret to it? If you find out, let me know 🙂
What’s been your biggest career highlight so far? I’d say getting asked to open for Matt Costa. Those were some special shows and I’m very thankful he invited me out on the road.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? Ja-Rule
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now? I’d like to put a record out, and have a record label put it out for me. If I can reach that, everything else is gravy.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye? I think in a lot of ways it’s great, but it’s also damaging. With the use of computers and social media everyone is trying to be someone. It gets kind of exhausting, especially living in LA. The biggest question for me is how do I break through the noise? And I think the answer is to write good songs. I think if you can write a song, things fall in place.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists. Tame Impala, Tame Impala, Tame Impala
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour? I’m in the studio now finishing up an EP. I will tour to support that and then start making a damn record.
Tell us a bit about your latest record, how would you best describe your music? It doesn’t have a name yet but it’s a 6 song EP. I recorded it with Kelly Winrich from Delta Spirit. It’s my first time in a studio but it’s been insanely fun. There are some folk elements, some country twang and some rock n roll. I think it’s going to be something I’m proud of which is all I can ask.
Any new projects in the pipeline? Finishing the EP, then straight to making the record! Hopefully out early 2019.
Thanks for the interview! What’s your final message for us today? Thanks for listening! Put your phone down, be kind, find someone to love.