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JORDAN JAMES - By Heart - Eclipse Music Group

Atlanta, GA native Jordan James continues to add to his musical catalogue with the release of a brand-new tune.  “By Heart” is available digitally and on all streaming platforms now via Eclipse Music Group.

Well-known and respected by many across genres for his innate songwriting ability, James showcases that talent once again with this heartfelt tale of falling in love.  It’s a soul-barring testament of affection, pronouncing love for every aspect of one’s partner, inside and out.  The lyrical dialogue is beautifully constructed, a reminiscent earnest poetic declaration of everlasting love, while the gentle breezy melody flows throughout to provide the perfect backdrop for a pleasant listen from start to finish.

This is a modern country track to its core, incorporating light elements of accompanying genres that will have listeners recognizing James’ style similar to some previous releases.  It’s a captivating listen, one that will resonate with the hopeless romantic in all of us, visiting memories from the past and/or hopes for the future.  The song is an encouraging and uplifting track that invites us to embrace and appreciate the love in our lives.  And as he continues to release new music, Jordan is showcasing the vast repertoire of experience he has garnered over the years across multiple musical disciplines that has resulted in a truly unique songwriting panache.

“My writing style has definitely been influenced by my experiences in L A, but my heart is and always has been in country music,” he shared.  “Growing up just outside Atlanta, I’ve always felt like I had the best of both worlds – city and country – and that’s what I want my music to reflect.”

“By Heart” follows previous releases “Airplane,” “Truckin’ Around,” and “Bigger Small Town,” showcasing his ability as a songwriter and singer and adding even more buzz around one of the more promising up-and-coming talents in country music.

James is far from a traditional country artist, intertwining elements of rock, blues, and everything in between with the goal of creating a sound truly his own while also distinguishing himself from other aspiring artists. Unapologetically characterizing his style as “Country Music for the 21st Century”, Jordan conveys his admiration of and relatability to the traditional style of the genre while incorporating his modern flare.  From his hometown of Buford, GA to LA to Nashville, Jordan has garnered experience working with a wide array of songwriters and producers, while also sharing the stage with everyone from Kenny Rogers to Joe Nichols to David Foster.

As is the case for many successful new artists on the country music scene, James incorporates elements of other disciplines that tip-toe the boundaries of multiple genres.  In an increasingly-difficult industry to stand out from others, the ability to be different, unique, and to find an unexplored niche is the key to success.  With a dynamic sense of songwriting coupled with an unbridled work ethic, Jordan continues to make a name for himself as an ever-promising and increasingly-respected artist in country music and beyond.

(Review Written By: Chad Carlson)



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