The inviting sounds of Rebecca Jordan’s vocals are what makes this artist unique. Her ability to capture the soulful essence of artists of the past such as Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin has encompassed the artistry of all that this talent has to offer the music scene. You may remember awhile back when we brought you Rebecca’s captivating cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Dreams,” and now, from the forthcoming EP Asphalt Heart, we present her most recent clip “Eve,” an astonishing account of past and present musical influence.
This singer/songwriter grew up in Ohio studying classical piano and teaching herself guitar at a young age. Inspired by musical artists such as The Cure, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty, and Joao Gilberto, she has created a balance between classic and contemporary music, making her songs strong and noteworthy. Since moving to New York City, Rebecca gained the 2010 Abe Olman Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, was a 2010 NPR Mountain Stage NewSong finalist, and received a 2011 Independent Music Award nomination for her self-released EP titled Souvenir. Jordan has written for well-known artists such as Kelly Clarkson and John Legend, and also co-wrote five songs for Alice Smith’s upcoming EP, executive produced by Citizen Cope.
Over the past few months, Rebecca has been focusing wholeheartedly on finally completing a her new EP, Asphalt Heart. In recent times, she debuted music to a packed house of fans at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s own BAM Café. Jordan performs, singing with a tilted head full of dreams in whimsical ways, making her appearance and vocals comparable to those of a beautiful songbird. Of her new single and video clip for “Eve,” Jordan expresses, “It speaks to the first romantic relationship we ever have—the one we have with our dreams.” The video is an account of inspiration within the past and present, and Jordan tells a story that is both remarkable and incredibly inspiring.
Throughout “Eve,” Rebecca Jordan is seen sporting the look of classic female personalities such as Billie Holiday, Cleopatra and the all encompassing vision of Eve, whose importance is more in tune with inspiration rather than religion. The sultry sounds of Rebecca’s voice take viewers to other places in time—places where thoughts and reveries are all that make up the human mind. Jordan comes to her own as she is seen performing in her present day attire, and the clip adheres to the idea that Rebecca Jordan’s existence comes from another time. “Eve” is classic and timeless and proves to be a solid example of all that this budding artist has to offer.