Influenced by New Orleans’ vibrant music scene and historical ties to jazz, rising alternative pop artist Sari Jordan is poised to make her mark with the release of her much-awaited EP Sing to the Moon.
A 4-track symphony of emotions, the album is a bubbly wonderland of self-discovery, introspection, and tales of unrequited love. However, the release is far more than just a mere collection of tracks. Instead, it’s a mesmerizing odyssey that envelops the listener in a comforting embrace. It uniquely invites fans into a solitary world where vulnerability and strength harmoniously coexist.
Spanning compositions from 2021 to 2022, Sing to the Moon is a chronicle of Jordan’s life, punctuated by the highs and lows of juggling academics, a day job, and a fervent passion for music. Jordan reflects, “Making this record showed me how important it is to get to know yourself. I hope these songs create an immersive haven for people to be comfortable with spending time alone.”
Jordan’s eclectic yet authentic sound marries Norah Jones-like vocals with contemporary jazz-pop melodies. The result is music that’s both nostalgic and innovative.
Candidly exploring and exposing her personal journey of conflict, healing, and closure, Jordan’s lyrical talent mirrors her own “learning-through-doing” philosophy. The alt-pop singer’s heartfelt wish is for her journey to resonate with her audience, ultimately freeing them from fearing the pangs of growth and the daunting prospect of embracing change.
Each song on the EP offers listeners a unique narrative and emotional experience:
- “Daydreams” is a whimsical musing reminiscent of bedroom jazz and Broadway. It draws inspiration from artists like Eloise, Bruno Major, and Billie Eilish.
- The distinct and dynamic “Ceasefire!” oscillates between tension and catharsis, drawing from psychedelic rock, neo-soul, and, again, the charm of Broadway.
- The title track, “Sing To The Moon,” is a heartfelt ode to New Orleans, infused with the timeless allure of traditional jazz.
- And finally, “Deep End” is a heartfelt ballad that seamlessly combines electronic elements with earthy undertones, drawing inspiration from Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, and Andrew Bird
Having started her musical journey after moving to Crescent City for college in 2018, Jordan’s immersion into New Orleans’ rich cultural tapestry soon manifested in her love affair with the great American songbook.
The New Jersey native, known for her striking vocal range, from smoky-sweet soft notes to a powerful belt, soon found her rhythm, weaving her numerous influences into a beautiful mosaic that aligns with her own distinctive style. Among her many influences were music legends, including Lianne La Havas, Billie Holiday, and Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote.
Described by many as raw, honest, and playfully bold, Jordan’s vocal talent commands attention. As she gears up for the release of her debut EP, she offers a tantalizing preview of her diary-inspired compositions. As a prelude to the album’s release, a special Sing to the Moon release show was scheduled for October 12th at the renowned Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans. Be prepared to be transported to Jordan’s world, where every note has a story to tell, and every song is an invitation to introspect.