An independent 4 track EP is what we're dealing with here. And a highly interesting one. Exactly the right portion of distorted guitars, mixed with acoustic ones and perfect refrains combined with the cool voice of Jordan. It opens up with "Hey Stalker" which is the toughest song on the E.P. with a fat refrain and suggestive verses. Second out "A Night Like This" starts with a simple drumbeat, and ends up as a very nice acoustic driven Goo Goo Dolls sort of tune. Third out on the album is my favorite. The song is called "Sixteenth Of September and is the softest one on the E.P. A song that could have been on the great Mr Reality's album a few years ago, or on any Lowen & Navarro album. Great tune. And last is fourth out, the Ben Folds-esque "Don't Hate Me" which also is a fine moment. Four songs in various styles, but it works out fine and places Jordan on the shelf for interesting and developing artists. I'm sure we will hear much more about this guy in the future, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was on a bigger label. He sure has the talent for it. Surf to his homepage and listen yourself. I'm sure you'll be interested in this nice E.P.
About Jordan Munoz
"I am not a very good liar so what I sing about is usually pretty honest", says singer/songwriter Jordan Munoz. "I try to be as real as I can with the music I write, whether I feel like I am on top of the world, or at the lowest point in my life, I try to capture that feeling in my songs."Jordan Munoz was born on February 2, 1982 in Whittier, California. He began writing songs when he was 14 years old and, after recording an eight-song demo with a friend in Seattle, he spent the next few years playing weekend gigs at coffee shops, colleges, and clubs while selling 4,000 copies of his demo.
As a songwriter, Jordan follows in the footsteps of his songwriting heroes, Tom Petty, Adam Duritz and Rob Thomas. And favorite bands, Our Lady Peace and Train, writing songs with a combination of honest emotions and catchy melodies. His music is a blend of modern and acoustic rock - edgy and melodic, inspiring and honest.
This year finds Jordan emerging from the studio with a new batch of songs. His latest work deals with the joys and struggles of relationships; songs about losing love and finding love, songs about losing hope and finding hope, songs about finding meaning and peace in a world that seems short on both. "To me there is a certain beauty in heartache,"says Jordan, "when life is hardest, it seems that you find out who you really are. On the other hand, I want my songs to portray hope and for people to realize that there is light at the end of every tunnel."
Jordan's future aspirations are focused mainly on becoming a professional musician. "I love traveling and playing live. Recording is such an amazing experience. It's all I ever want to do."