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Interview: Jordan Lake
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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
What got me into music was really, Being surrounded by music at an early age. From my mothers listening taste to my father's listening taste, I was getting inspiration from pop music, rock music, country music, and even Broadway. If I was not doing music today, I’m not sure what I would be doing maybe Photography.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I’m not doing music I love traveling and working out. It definitely influences me because it takes me into my own little bubble, and takes me into deep thoughts… A relaxing setting and sunset and a glass of wine… Signed me.
How long has music been your career?
I’ve been singing ever since I was four years old .. And then later on in my teen years I started performing in local cover bands. Soon after moving to Los Angeles in the early 2010s, I took music on full-time.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Currently, I’m living in Las Vegas Nevada… I see this place is very relaxing… Keep in mind I live about 20 minutes away from the strip in the desert… It’s very relaxing actually and therapeutic it definitely influences is my songwriting
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
Well, the best shows that I have done were definitely when I was able to perform my original material… People were listening to my story, my experience, my life through lyrics. .. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was the worst show but halfway through this song at the bridge, all of a sudden the electricity went out during a high note… Which was luckily on key and I literally got everyone together clapping and finishing the song a cappella!
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Honestly, my favorite venue to play at is literally anywhere that will have me! I have always wanted to perform at House of blues, and the Roxy, and the troubadour. Of course, if I’m thinking really big Madison Square Garden.
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket?
Oh Lord, I would love to open up for Kelly Clarkson or Pink.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music?
If you’re a singer-songwriter make sure you do your research and learn how to protect your music. Learn about ASCAP and BMI! Also, surround yourself with people who understand your vision and who believe in you… You need that support system… They also believe in yourself… BE YOU don’t be someone else Also surround yourself with people who understand!
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
Do what you want to do, and what’s in your heart. Stick with your guns. Also in January 2020 make sure you buy a ton of toilet paper!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That is super hard, because I feel like all of my songs are my babies. “Billions of hearts” is really close to my heart because it’s a song that We wrote based on what we were going through in 2020. “ Neon Nights” It’s a song, and also my next single About finding yourself… And also I feel like this specific song defines most of my upcoming album “Neon Nights”
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
I have a song called “hunters and wolves” that everyone loves. Which will eventually be a single.
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?
It really depends on how I’m feeling at the moment, and what story I’m trying to tell. I love working with the amazing Gabe Lopez because he understands my vision, my sound, my voice, my lyrics… He gets me.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Inspirational, love, truth, Hope. But also I like to sing about the experiences that I’ve been through good and bad.
Do you ever have disagreements when collaborating and how do you get past them?
No, I don’t believe I have any disagreements. Because I know that the people that i collaborate with .. they understand my vision, and will stick to it but just want to make things even better than they already are..We always come to a compromise.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Well we have an album coming out called “Neon Nights”. We are looking at a May or June or July release. We are also looking at pushing probably three more singles from the project, Music videos included... i’m also going to spend the rest of the year probably writing and recording another record so I could push it out next year, Lord I have so much more to write about!
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