Jordi Whitworth Talks With TMI About His New Single “Fire”

So Jordi, what inpsired you to try music?

I never had intentions on singing professionally! I was just content with being a shower singer and then randomly my ex-manager scouted me for the boyband Overload and that’s where it all began.

What made you to decide to try out for X Factor?

Me and the boys were together as a band for 2 years prior to going on the show and we felt we needed that slight push for our career at the time.

What did you gain from that experience?

As an individual, I learned that not everything is what it seems. I also became a lot more independent.

What was it like being apart of Overload?

Being a part of the band was amazing and we had such a great time, especially the performances. Really, it was all the behind the scenes parts that were the best.

What would you say was your favorite moment while in the band?

Our first ever performance at Wembley Arena in front of 24k people.

What was the transition like going from being in a band to going solo?

It was easier than expected as now everything is now my decision and I can create my own type of music.

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Mysterious, superstitious, relatable, funny and dumb.

How would you describe your musical style?

Pop/R&B

What artists do you look up to right now?

The Weeknd is a huge inspiration as well as Ariana Grande.

You just recently released your debut single “Fire”. How did this song come about and whats the meaning of the song?

The meaning of the song is about two people meeting for the first time and instantly they both feel that spark between them, which gets very heated quickly and turns into very flirtatious chemistry.

Do you plan on releasing any more new music soon?

Of course! I’m currently in the studio over here in the UK and over in LA working with different writers to get that sound I want.

Are you planning to go on tour to promote your new songs?

Yes, I’m doing my own UK tour in November/December so stay tuned for that!

Whats your favorite song to perform live?

I think that will have to be ‘She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5’

How do you prepare for a live performance?

I’m very superstitious but I try not to overthink things and just enjoy the moment.

Have you had a peformance that has stood out to you above all others?

I think when in the band, I was overwhelmed when we sold out our own venues and all the people there were only there for us. That was special.

Whats the feeling you get when performing live in front of your supporters?

I feel like a completely different person, it’s the craziest feeling.

Does your fanbase have a name?

Still a work in progress but they like to call themselves ‘Jordi Girls’.

How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?

I want them to feel like they have a friend, not just a fan relationship.

What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?

I once had one girl literally screaming in my face for around 14 minutes…. that was pretty crazy.

What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?

Mostly Twitter and Instagram

What’s an average day for you look like?

Wake up and go to the gym, then either studio or filming and come back, see my friends then sleep!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I used to do motocross racing so occasionally i like to get out on the bike and do some laps.

Whats the best thing thats come out of this career so far?

I’ve met so many interesting and great people.

What’s your biggest struggle in this career so far?

Putting too much pressure on myself is something that I definitely have as a downfall.

If your life was a movie, what would be the title?

Well i always have freaky stuff happen to me so I think Paranormal Whitworth has a ring to it.

Who would you want to play you?

Hmmm I think it would be funny to see Johnny Depp play me — I don’t know why but I think he’s a legend.

What impact do you want to have on the music world?

That you don’t have to start at a young age to achieve your goals.

What goals have you set out for yourself in your career and in your personal life?

To never give up, I’m still playing catch up with everyone see but I also have plenty of time to get to where I want and always keep humble in the process.

How has this whole music career experience been?

A complete eye opener, just the way everything works and who you stumble across.

You also recently started modeling, what made you decide to try it?

I’ve been modeling since a young age which has been something I have always enjoyed. It’s nice now going to the states and doing the modeling out there too.

What do you hope to gain by expanding your career to the United States?

I will meet different characters and gain new friends along the way, and I feel my sound and style fits the American way.

Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?

Be you and never lose faith in yourself.

Do you have any last things you went to tell your supporters?

Thank you for everything and I love you all.

Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard

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