Alt-Country Artist Jordan Brooker Chats with TMI About His New single “Lost”

Hey Jordan!! So excited to be chatting with you. You just released your new single, “Lost”. Can you tell us what this song means to you?

“Lost” means a lot to me because it’s the first release off of a project that finally feels like a real introduction to my musical self. The idea for the record spawned a few years ago in the midst of a pretty confusing time in my life, so to see it all finally coming together is really special.

What’s been your reaction to the fans anticipation for your new single?

I still feel really young in my career, even though I’m now 28, and I think my fan base is still revealing itself so when I put new music out like this one of my favorite parts of the process is seeing if the music connects with any new listeners and creates new fans but the ones that I do have have been very supportive!

How excited are you to get this song out into the world?

I’m extremely excited to have this one out there, and even more excited for the ones to follow. I can’t wait for people to be able to listen to the record as a complete body of work.

What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?

I try not to have too many hopes for a song once it’s been created. Part of what I’ve learned keeps me the happiest is creating without any expectations. I just try to enjoy the process of getting what’s in my head out into the real world and then let the song live it’s own life.

What’s up next for you after the release of this single?  

After this single I’ve got a few more songs lined up to release before the full record drops. I’m hoping soon we’ll be able to start playing live music again, but for now I’m enjoying the down time during quarantine with my girl and our dogs.

How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?

I guess I want my relationship with my supporters to be an honest one. I hope I’m always offering them music that is vulnerable and open, and I hope they feel like they can be the same way with me. One thing I really love is writing letters to fans and getting letters from fans. There’s just something so rich and meaningful about a hand-written letter. 

What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?

Something I want my supporters to know that I think is important is daily happiness. We can get really caught up in thinking about future or past events but the the truth of it is that there is nothing other than the present moment, so make sure you’re taking the steps to stay present and enjoy the life you’re living. In short I guess, do what truly makes you happy. And take care of your mental health, too.

What’s something your fans don’t know about you?

Something most people probably don’t know about me is I used to freestyle rap when I was in Jr. High school. I was really really really bad at it. (haha) Also there are some really embarrassing crochet magazines somewhere out there that I’m modeling knitted sweaters and sweater vests in. 😬

What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public? 

If a fan ever sees me in public I want them to know they should absolutely come say hello!

What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?

One message I want to communicate to anyone who listens to my music or comes to my shows is that there is so much value in who they naturally are. True human connection is one of the greatest joys in life, and if I can offer and experience that from a distance with records and in person at live shows that is all I want to do.

What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?

One word to describe what any of my fans have allowed me to accomplish is feeling joy. The joy of knowing someone connects with, feels, relates to or understands anything I’ve written is an absolute joy.

Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?

There are quite a few people in the industry I’d love to meet. Especially people that have been influential in my life. Eddie Vedder, Hayley Williams, Jim Adkins just to name a few. 

Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself? 

I think social media is important but can also be a dangerous thing. It’s really easy for artists or anyone for that matter to start deriving their sense of self-worth from how big their following is on social media. At the end of the day I try to remember that social media is an amazing way to connect with people but not what gives my music value or meaning.

What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?

My biggest dream is to get back out and play live music again. Quarantine has got me bouncing off the walls with energy, and I can’t wait to pour that energy back into our live show.

Any last things you want to tell your supporters?

The last thing I’d want to say to anyone who has supported me in any way at all is THANK YOU! Being a musician (especially an independent one) isn’t the easiest road but I’m so happy to be alive and to be making music, and to anyone who calls themself a fan of mine is one more reason why I can keep doing this. So much love and gratitude to you all!

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