Jordan Siwek
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Jordan Siwek

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF | AFTRA

New York City, New York, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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"Exclusive Premiere: Jordan Siwek releases a thought-provoking music video for “Lover and a Giver”"

When negativity pervades people’s lives, affecting their very existence, disillusionment dawns upon us and all we are left with is a “hope” to escape the misery. Jordan Siwek tries to balance this hopelessness with the light not yet been lost in his poetic and thought-provoking single “Lover and a Giver”. Today, CelebMix premieres the music video for the single.

A single from his debut album Sun Inside You, “Lover and a Giver” shows Siwek’s potential as an artist. He might be an emerging singer-songwriter but a glimpse into his work will be enough to show his caliber.

The music video seems to be a “demonstration” of the lesson Siwek is trying to deliver through his song. The characters in the music video are the microcosms of the worlds they symbolize. The plot of the video is a musical Bandersnatch with options that help decide the fate of the protagonists. As we choose the sides, we too become the recipients of the actions we subconsciously want the characters to take.


Presenting lyrics that balance structure and emotions, Siwek’s words hit listeners hard. With an attempt to create a contrast between things we waste our energies on and the things that really need our attention, he cleverly transitions and heavily weighs to the latter showcasing benefits once we resort to “love”.

“AndI know that love’s there waiting



And I know that hope’s not fading”

“Lover and a Giver” draws inspiration from artist John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and Marvin Gaye. It is a response to what’s going on in the world with a strong message to focus on the beautiful things, on spreading love and hope, and to unite us in a time of division.

The theme of the album “Sun Inside You” is the balance of darkness and light despite hardships, and finding unity in the midst of division. Finding love and losing love and finding a greater love. The album was by produced by Godfrey Diamond, who worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Steven Tyler to Frank Sinatra and mastered by Alan Silverman, who mastered numerous Grammy Award-winning albums. Legendary guitarist Oz Noy and Robbie Seahag Mangano both played on the album. - Celeb Mix


"Jordan Siwek Is A Ray Of Positivity With Debut EP ‘Sun Inside You’"

Climate change, conflict and humanitarian threats frequent 2018’s headlines, and the world sulks in a seemingly constant state of disagreement. Amongst the madness, Jordan Siwek is a ray of positivity.
Siwek’s debut EP, ‘Sun Inside You’, enforces his feel-good agenda in swathes. Admittedly it’s been a long time coming for the New York based singer-songwriter, who tells me that: “initially I started writing a couple of songs on the album about 9 years ago” but has been revising them since. The recording process began about 6 years ago, scrapping and rewriting content along the way. But, despite the setbacks, Siwek’s refreshing optimism and perseverance resonates throughout the process and shines through his latest EP. Inspired by the likes of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, and John Legend, Siwek draws inspiration from any genre of music that revels in infectious melodies and lyrics – factors which gleam brightly in his own work.

‘Sun Inside You’ is a buoyant, bounding EP drizzled with spirited piano solos and woozy saxophone licks, pulled together by Siwek’s uplifting vocals that dance alongside the instrumentation – a cheerful reinforcement of his persona. Without a doubt, American politics are getting a tough rap – just a quick glance across the headlines will note that the President’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is in jeopardy – and so it certainly feels an apt moment to introduce the EP to a turbulent world.

Staking its claim as an advocate for unity and a reminder to appreciate the brighter things in everyday life, Siwek expresses that the EP:
“is all about the dichotomy of darkness and light, and the songs themselves represent the highs and lows that I experienced during the recording and writing process.” He continues to explain that: “Each song on the album represents a different powerful moment in my life.”

Opening track ‘Lover And A Giver’ is a direct response to frictions in the US.
He adds: “I feel like a lot of people are starting to lose hope, and that there’s a lot of divisions in America and the world now.”
'Lover and a Giver,’ Siwek explains: “is written to be an anthem of love, hope, and unity; and to serve as a reminder to appreciate the beautiful things in life and to offer a much needed catharsis.”

Bursting with twinkling guitar lines and piano melodies, tracks such as ‘Never Give Up’ and ‘Underachiever (Know Your Song)’, inject optimism into its listeners with melodies that surge with enthusiasm and radiance – pushing home the message of perseverance during times of difficulty. Reflecting on the EP, Siwek takes a moment to consider:

“during these times of division, unity is more important than ever.” He firmly believes in the power of music, and that it is a force which is underestimated: “Music brings us together like no other medium, and music has the power to unite people of all different backgrounds, all over the world.” There’s a clear message that he wishes to convey with his EP, and hopes the album will: “inspire people to live their lives to the fullest, and to never give up hope in what we can achieve when we work together in a positive way.”

Despite his firm stance on the importance of the arts and politically charged music, he believes that there’s a need for tact and subtlety in its delivery.

“I think that music and the arts are an essential means of expression, and in times like these, where everything in the news is so politically charged, it makes sense for art to reflect the times. I think there is definitely a place for politically charged music, but I do feel that there are various ways to make a powerful point, and that there’s a delicate balance in how to get that point across in a positive way to reach the most people.”

In a city as diverse and expansive as New York (and an arts scene that mirrors this diversity) Siwek admits that life as a musician in the Big Apple may be challenging, but focuses on the positive aspects of having such a rich creative scene at his disposal. He muses:

“Sometimes it feels like it’s hard to get noticed here in New York City, because we’re so saturated with great art, but I love the singer-songwriter community here! It’s amazing being around so many creative artists, writers, and musicians!”
Thriving on memorable pop-hooks Sun Inside You is a resplendent and delightful debut – a much needed release of harmony and assurance in 2018. - Essentially Pop


Discography

Sun Inside You (11 Track Album) - 2018

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Jordan Siwek’s songwriting focuses on turning darkness into light and bringing positive messages of unity and hope to an increasingly divided world. Jordan's musical roots stem from his experience on Broadway as a child actor as well as his love for blues, jazz, classic rock, and soul, which he infuses into his piano-based tunes. Jordan recently won the 2018 LA Music Critic Award for Best Pop Artist. His critically acclaimed debut album, Sun Inside You, recently won a Global Music Award and was ranked #6 in the LA Music Critic's Forty Best Albums of 2018. His song Lover and a Giver recently won Best Original Song at WilliFest 2019. The Official Music Video for Lover and a Giver won the honor of Best Music Video at six film festivals. The L.A. Music Critic, Bob Leggett wrote that Jordan’s music, “truly belongs on the radio, and his songs would also make great placements for commercials as well as television and film” and “we may be witnessing the birth of the next Elton John, as Siwek’s music has that same feeling, especially Elton’s early material.” Inspired by the legendary songs of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, and John Legend, Jordan draws inspiration from any genre of music which revels in beautiful and catchy melodies and lyrics.

A perfectionist in the studio, it took several years until Jordan was satisfied with the album. Each song on the album represents a different powerful moment in his life, with songs evolving through the recording process. Essentially Pop wrote that Jordan’s songs, “inject optimism into its listeners with melodies that surge with enthusiasm and radiance."  Essentially Pop raved, “Thriving on memorable pop-hooks, Sun Inside You is a resplendent and delightful debut – a much needed release of harmony and assurance in 2018.” Jordan performs his original music with his band at NYC venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End, and has also recently performed at The Mint in LA. 

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