He may not be much of a talker, but he's got an awful lot to say.
Matt Jordan may be a quiet guy in conversation but he more than makes up for it with his prolific storytelling through song. Described as having a “hint of Springsteen's restlessness and Petty's recklessness,” Jordan released his latest single Like the Moon with Grammy-award nominated producer, Sal Oliveri (P!nk, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow) at the helm in March.
He has already garnered the attention of American Songwriter, Rolling Stone Country, CMT, and The Boot, but his humble roots began in the suburbs of St. Louis. Born to a family of singers, music was just a normal part of the daily family life. His parents raised him on the American classics, like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and The Eagles, and those legends have had a major impact on his songwriting style.
…What People Are Saying…
American Songwriter’s Jason Scott proclaims: “Jordan carries with him a very similar rock-informed country style ─ almost feeling like Eric Church with an outlaw bravado. ‘Smoke’ is unapologetically radio-ready, from its infectious hook and polished exterior. And more than anything, his voice remains tried and true, unique enough to stand firmly on its own.”
The Boot speaks of his style as “a bit of Bruce Springsteen in Jordan's vaguely raspy vocals…. A heartland rock-influenced bit of nostalgia. “
Sounds Like Nashville described earlier single, ‘Outskirts of Grace’, as a “heavenly track” and “redemptive standout” that “puts Jordan’s commanding sandpaper vocal at the pulpit and backs it with a soul-stirring blast of gospel rock, adding up to a transformative anthem.”
The choice to pursue music professionally was an easy one. Matt explains: “Honestly, it’s the only thing I love to do. I studied business and I work in the business world to support my family right now, but music is the only thing I can’t put down. There’s a fulfillment in finishing a new song, or singing my songs from a stage to a crowd of people listening that I’ve never gotten anywhere else.”
After taking a few years away from the stage and the studio to start a family, Jordan is diving headfirst back in. "Having kids changes everything," he says. "and having some time off, I was able to go back to the drawing board. We got a new band, recorded some new tunes, polished up some old ones and are writing like never before." Inspired by the greats of Heartland, Matt is setting out to sing real songs about real life- no fluff or commercial nonsense. The kind of music that makes your heart beat.