It is October 14th 2012 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
At the beginning of 2012 a young man, by the name of Jordan Keen, sent me a message on Facebook regarding his new musical project. And, as soon as I heard the [only] song he had posted, titled Cold Alone, I was hooked.
From Toronto, Ontario, Jordan Keen started his project, titled Eli Roken, in late 2011. And, although he only has two songs posted, they will absolutely leave you speechless.
His first release, titled Cold Alone, instantly drew me in. With Jordan's incredibly unique voice, alongside the [almost] ambient music he provides, the song will seriously leave you speechless. Plus, his most recent release, titled Not What You Wanted, obviously leaves you wanting even more. Infact, it is hard to listen to both songs without wanting to hear another.
Jordan's first release, Cold Alone, is the song being featured on our official website this week. It is extremely obvious as to the talent this young man has. With [literally] perfect songs, I am beyond excited to see what he releases next.
On the Eli Roken Facebook page Jordan states, "The past 7 years of my life I have spent pursuing a career as a musician. Continuous practice and an extended amount of stress in the making. Guitar being my main interest, I unfortunately can no longer play like I used to due to a nerve problem in my arm. In the summer of 2011, I discovered a new passion for singing/songwriting and have gained motives in a new area of my life."
Classifying his music as soul, Jordan's project will definitely continue to stand out. Not only is his music unique, but his phenomenal voice, paired with his beautiful music, does not go unnoticed.
Again, on the Eli Roken Facebook page, it adds, "I've found a part of my mind I never knew I had. I plan to release each song one-by-one on here and long to achieve that you can feel what I felt as I wrote each one." Although waiting for new songs is incredibly hard considering what he releases, they are absolutely worth the wait. Jordan also says, "I hope that one day people can be moved by the music I create."
So, I am most certainly going to tell you to search Eli Roken on Facebook and give the page a 'like'. Also, make sure you check out the two songs already posted on his page, including this week's 'Song of the Week', Cold Alone.
I cannot wait to see and hear what he releases next.
You are definitely going to want to check out the Eli Roken Youtube Channel. Jordan has both of his releases on the page for you to hear, including this week's 'Song of the Week', Cold Alone, which can be found here:
Check back again next Sunday for the next addition of our newest feature, 'Song of the Week', to be announced. Over the next week, however, be sure to brush up on the music Jordan has released and be sure to start following this talented young man.
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Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: Jordan Keen
Picture 2: Jordan Keen
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