Jordan Paul celebrates the Night Moon in his new video — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist!
The first in a series of monthly singles being released by the Toronto singer-songwriter, the delicate, spacious, and exploratory folk-rocker was inspired by The Four Zoas and other mythological writings of the great William Blake.
“This song is about the nature of every being and the complex interplay of elements that fuse together to make up the whole of each and every being,” says Paul. “It is the contrast of dark and light, up and down; every opposing force that must exist as all things seek homeostasis and balance at all times.”
Paul’s own complex interplay of elements has already attracted attention at the highest levels of the music world. Grammy Award-winning producer Chris Birkett (Led Zeppelin, Quincy Jones, Buffy Sainte-Marie) hails Paul as, “Canada’s Jeff Buckley — one of the best singers I’ve ever heard.”
The Kingston native’s first single Archetype X debuted in the Top 100 Alternative charts on iTunes, receiving widespread online and college radio play internationally. It was also awarded Songstudio’s Most Pitch-able Song and the SHINE Music Award.
In early 2017, Paul was a featured songwriter by the Songwriters Association of Canada. He was also chosen to represent Canada at the Texas Songwriters Symposium in Austin, TX. He performed alongside The Strumbellas, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith and others at Andy Kim’s Christmas Concert.
As a songwriter, he has worked with 18-time Grammy-winner James Sanger (U2, Dido, Phil Collins), Darryl James of The Strumbellas, Matt Lipscombe (Lily Frost, Bran Van 3000), Amanda Mabro (Ron Sexsmith), Martin Kerr, Khalid Yassein (Wild Rivers), Chris Cargnello and many other accomplished writers and artists.
His songs have been heard on The CW’s The Secret Circle, Shaw TV’s When Paintings Come Alive, MTV’s Real World, and in LaJoie De Vie’s short film Best Budz. Paul’s debut studio record features 11 original songs, recorded at Jon Anderson’s Protection Island Studios in Maple Ridge, B.C., and mastered by Noah Mintz (Marcy Playground, Broken Social Scene, Matt Mays).
Night Moon will be followed by the songs Rain (due May 17, the day before the full moon) and Gentle One (due June 28).