FYIG Chats With Singer/Songwriter Jordan Siwek

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a singer-songwriter-pianist born and raised in NYC. I write songs that are meant to inspire people to live in a better world and turn darkness into light.

How did you get your start as a musician?

I started singing at a very young age and always had a love for the piano. One major event that inspired me to be a musician is when I performed in Les Miserables on Broadway at the age of 10. Being around that orchestra playing beautiful music fueled a fire in me. It was then that I really started to play piano for hours and hours everyday, and I never stopped.

How would you describe your musical style?

Piano-based soulful, melodic pop-rock. A cross between Elton John, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, John Legend, and Gavin DeGraw. I have a lot of different musical influences. I love jazzy chords and bluesy solos, but I’m also inspired by classic rock, contemporary pop, and hip hop (lyrically).

What can audiences expect from your debut album, Sun Inside You, if they haven’t already heard it?

Sun Inside You is an album that I’ve spent years working on and every song on the album has a different flavor and captures a different moment in my life over the past six years. Memorable melodies, interesting chord progressions, and thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics were all really important to me when writing these songs. The theme of the album is turning darkness into light and focuses on themes that unite us on a basic, human level, which is so important in this increasingly divided world.

You recently released the video for your single, “Lover and a Giver” Take us through the inspiration of this video.

I wrote “Lover and a Giver” as a direct response to what’s happening in the world and a reminder to focus on the beautiful things in life and to not give up on “love” and “hope”. The director, Sebastian Rivera, came up with an amazing storyboard for the video. It follows the lives of two people, a busy wall street man who ignores the world around him and a bohemian girl who finds beauty in being kind and inspiring those around her. It’s when they meet that we see a spark of change. The characters all represent something deeper in this complicated world we live in. I also want to thank Sing For Hope for providing a piano in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It was a wonderful opportunity to play a colorful piano right by the river, overlooking the Manhattan skyline!

What’s next for your career?

I have a number of new songs that I’m excited about recording. One of them is a song inspired by our obsession with social media, called “Like Me”. Another new song is based on the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken” and is called “Two Roads”, about the struggles of decision making.

What advice do you have for aspiring musicians?

Never give up on your dreams! And invest the time to work on your craft! Most importantly, surround yourself with positive people who believe in you. If people try to bring you down or say your goals are unrealistic, find others who will support your vision and collaborate with you!

What’s your life like outside of music?

My whole life is basically connected to music. I’m a piano teacher by day, I love working with kids. Passing on my love of music to my students is something I’m very proud of and enjoy. Other than that, I love watching comedy and movies and series that make you think, and I love supporting friends and hanging with my beautiful girlfriend and our amazing dog!

Let the readers know where to find you online.

Check out the new music video at https://youtu.be/Y83pGii6y8w and listen to the album available on all platforms here: https://Jordan-Siwek-Music.lnk.to/woSA5PR  Also, autographed CDs and Vinyls are available at my official website https://jordansiwekmusic.com

Also, find me on FB at https://www.facebook.com/jordansiwekmusic and Instagram at @pianojordan https://www.instagram.com/pianojordan