“”Singer/Songwriters are a dime a dozen, but MARIA JORDAN proves that she is THE needle in the haystack. Her new album Landslide proves that Jordan is a genuine-to-the-core artist with definite star quality. You get real substance here with no filler and the new record will show you why Maria is a mainstay in the music world.””- Jimmy Rea-SKOPE MAG
After her collaboration with producer John Kettle, Maria is making strong in roads with her stunning debut album, Landslide.
Her single Love Of My life received UK Commercial radio play and saw Maria go from local singer/songwriter to an international touring artist, performing on the same bill as, The Script, Newton Faulkner and James Morrison. All without the backing of a record label.
Landslide has also racked up an incredible amount of world-wide radio play reaching thousands of new listeners and building a band of passionate new followers.
Maria released Landslide through her own JTC records, in a grassroots attempt to stay true to her values.
I wanted to make this record, my way, my style and build a following around that
2010 saw Maria tour both the US and UK and land an exclusive management deal.
Strong support from BBC Introducing followed including Maria being cited as one to watch in 2011 and performances at many great UK venues including Rock In the Park to 15,000 people, the prestigious London Roundhouse with Paloma Faith, Key103s Jingle Ball and many more.
In 2012, Maria headed back into the studio to start work on her new Album ‘Debris’ with producer John Kettle, embracing Country, Folk and Blues influences whilst retaining her signature hooky pop melodies.
The new Album ‘Debris’ delves deeper and showcases Jordan’s craft for song writing. ‘Debris’ covers topics from depression, the pursuit of happiness, complicated love, the silent protests in Iran to the loss of a loved one. The new album also includes a song co- written by her producer John Kettle and Robert Ellis Orrell (Taylor Swift/Reba McEntire) called ‘The Forgiving Kind’ and a co-write with John McLoughlin (Sandi Thom/Thea Gilmour/Westlife).
“”I think it is important to have something to say as a songwriter and write about real issues, issues that affect people on a daily basis and sometimes topics that people are afraid to talk about. I was listening to a lot of Neil Young, Springstein, Dylan whilst writing this album and I love the stories that these guys tell of working life and political issues. In an age of easy come easy go pop stars and celebrity culture I think it is important that songwriters have something to say about the world and the times we live in.””