Jordan Dean may be from Cleveland, Ohio but his love for British indie-pop is clear in his new EP ‘Local’, which is set to be released on March 12th.

Fans of the likes of The Kooks, Passenger and Jamie T will love his catchy, stripped-back sound that runs throughout the EP, bouncing between upbeat indie hits and gentle acoustic tracks perfect for those looking for something to relax too.

Jordan has always been involved in music, having played piano from a young age and falling in love with the guitar when he first picked it up as a teenager. He released his first two singles ‘Lost’ and ‘Gone’ in 2019, quickly growing his audience before starting work on improving his songwriting skills so that he can continue to express his emotions and share his personal experiences with his fans.

‘Local’ opens with the eponymous title track, instantly bringing in catchy indie vocals, layered with a punchy drum beat and guitar rhythm. The track gives an insight into Jordan as an artist, highlighting his unique style and setting the tone for the rest of the EP.

This then leads into ‘What I’m Feeling’, a gentle acoustic track with vulnerable lyrics exploring the emotions that come along with trying to get a relationship back on track. Track three, ‘Rabbit Hole’, is the laid back track you need in your chill out playlist, with soft vocals and acoustics reminiscent of Passenger or Ed Sheeran.

Then, coming towards the end of the EP, the sound picks up again with the more upbeat track ‘Drunk’, which makes for the perfect summer indie hit. The record then finishes with ‘Friend’, which aptly draws the EP to a close with a relatable end to the story Jordan tells throughout each track.

Speaking on his hopes for the EP, Jordan explained:

“I told my producer that I wanted to sound like a four-piece band that packed a 300-person venue and I feel like we accomplished that on the Local EP. We said it in the studio that this EP feels like a 30-minute set that you would see in a small venue packed with people who really want to be there...

…This collection of songs were written when I was 18 and 19 and they just have to do with coming into young adulthood. I think they both encapsulate the young fun side of drinking and that but also carry some emotional weight of growing up. The songs all have to do with relationships with friends, family, and the people that were around me at that time.”

Make sure to check out Jordan on social media so you can be the first to know when ‘Local’ is released, this is one you won’t want to miss!







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