Alt. Folk / Rocker Jordan Paul Sets Sights on “Night Moon”
Award-winning Canadian alt. folk/rock singer/songwriter Jordan Paul takes to the far-out skies, releasing his psychedelic new single and video for “Night Moon” — available now!
With symbolic inspiration from English poet William Blake’s late 18th century works — including The Four Zoas — “Night Moon” is Paul’s self-professed sonic probe into the seemingly opposing yet harmonious forces that encompass all things ‘human nature.’
“Night Moon is about the nature of every being,” he reflects, “and the complex interplay of elements that fuse together to form the whole of each and every being.
“It is the contrast of dark and light… Of life and death… Of every opposing force that must exist in twisted harmony as all things seek homeostasis and balance at all times.”
So far, “Night Moon” has proven ultimate evolution in Jordan Paul’s distinctive style. His music boasts notes of delicate, spacious, exploratory alt. folk/rock — all with a shadowy edge — and he has been dubbed “Canada’s Jeff Buckley” by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer Chris Birkett (Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads). Sleeping Bag Studios’ Jer has mused he’d be the result “if Queen, Mimicking Birds, Radiohead and Led Zeppelin had a beautiful love child.”
Paul’s premiere single, ‘Archetype X,’ debuted in the Top 100 Alternative charts on iTunes, received widespread international online and college radio play, and earned Songstudio’s ‘Most Pitch-able Song’ and the SHINE Music Award.
In early 2017, Paul was a featured songwriter by the Songwriters Association of Canada, and chosen to represent Canada at the Texas Songwriters Symposium in Austin, TX. He performed alongside The Strumbellas, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Andy Kim, and others at Andy Kim’s Christmas Concert, selling out the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
As a songwriter, he has worked with the 18 GRAMMY Award-winning producer James Sanger (U2, Dido, Phil Collins), Darryl James of The Strumbellas (Double Platinum in Canada; Gold in USA and Australia), Matt Lipscombe (Lily Frost, Bran Van 3000), Amanda Mabro (Ron Sexsmith), Martin Kerr (#1 in Canada), Khalid Yassein (Wild Rivers), Chris Cargnello, and more. His music has received notable sync placements with The CW’s ‘The Secret Circle,’ Shaw TV’s ‘When Paintings Come Alive,’ MTV’s ‘Real World,’ and LaJoie De Vie’s short-film ‘Best Budz.’
-photography by Matthew Woods
Paul’s forthcoming studio record will ultimately feature 11 original songs, including “Night Moon.” The album was recorded at Jon Anderson’s (Aidan Knight, Andy Shauf, Said The Whale) Protection Island Studios in Maple Ridge, BC and mastered by Noah Mintz (Marcy Playground, Broken Social Scene, Matt Mays).
“Music is the fabric that ties our human emotionality together,” he shares. “It weaves the bond between us and lessens the distance we feel from our counterparts.
“For me, it’s the very essence of my communication.”
“Night Moon” is available now.
We would like to thank Eric Alper for the coverage.