Jordan Max is the old soul from Oldham who is wowing with his music. The 24 year old cites classic artists such as Ray Charles and Sam Cooke as his influences, blending sophisticated and emotional songwriting with elements of hip-hop and soul.
His latest offering, “Out Of Luck”, is a powerful and intense track inspired by a feeling of hopelessness whilst reflecting on love and heartbreak. Showcasing his signature voice, the track is moving and absolutely stunning.
Heading off on a UK tour with Jorja Smith next month and destined to become a huge name on the music scene, we grabbed a minute with Jordan to find out all about him.
You will be having your first headline show later this month in Oldham – how are you feeling?
I’m feeling good it’s the first ever show in Oldham. There’s no place like home.
How would you best describe your new single “Out of Luck”?
“Out Of Luck” is dark and fiery, this song is me rising above the lows in my life.
Where do you find your musical inspiration?
My musical inspiration just comes from living. Since music took over I find myself just following the grooves.
“In the beginning I used to jam and write the song as I go, a few hours lost in the zone.”
What are you looking forward to most about supporting Jorja Smith on tour?
To be sharing the stage with the talented Jorja Smith! The tour ends in Manchester…say no more!
You write your own songs. Tell us about your creative process.
I’ve wrote songs for a few years now, the process always changes. In the beginning I used to jam and write the song as I go, a few hours lost in the zone. Over the years of making beats and jamming, the two combined so I just started making the instrumentals through the jam. Sometimes in the same day or the next I would sit and loop sections to lock out my verses first and then move on to the bridge and chorus. Sometimes songs arrive in one day or they can stretch over days or months.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
Interesting question. I would love to jam with Stevie Wonder, thats a dream – but to work with in the studio I think I’d shout Outkast.