Ezra Jordan takes a leap with his new video and single Cliffs — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The track is the latest reveal from the Canadian alt-pop singer, former Launch contestant and 2019 Juno Awards Green Room performer’s forthcoming EP Cheap Therapy. “Conceptually, this project has been in the making since 2018,” Jordan says. “I had started a new relationship, and it went hand-in-hand with a period of intense personal growth.”
Jordan documented the entire process through songwriting, and soon had the makings of what would ultimately be part album, part deeply intimate and personal time-capsule of sorts. “A song like Hair Fall Down was written when I was still in love, and thinking about all the amazing plans my now-ex and I had planned for the future,” he recalls. “But then Easy was written about the moment we knew we had to have the conversation that led to the end of our relationship. Songs like Let It Out and Cliffs, especially, were each written about the whirlwind of emotions I had swirling around inside me in the months after we broke up.
“I find a bleak sense of irony in the fact that this breakup was the only way for me to truly learn the things I would have already needed to know in order to save our relationship in the first place,” he continues. “As in, funnily enough, one of the biggest recurring problems throughout the lifespan of the relationship that inspired this record was that I travelled too much, and didn’t have enough time to dedicate to her.”
That theme of being hard-pressed for time continued into the creation process of the record, Jordan says, where everything was fairly run-and-gun. “With the exception of a few production sessions, the whole recording process took place in a bunch of different bedroom or basement studios, whenever we had the time and some kind of place to go.”