”Laying it all down to give this inner being a voice.” | Jordan James Esker.
Photographed by Kelsey Walker
He’s a self-taught musician who has been writing music since the young age of twelve. In high school, he played in a post-hardcore band. This past August, he released his very first solo CD (which he played all of the instruments for), after strengthening his focus on song-writing, and the exploration of his softer-core style. He’s now in a band called Victory Lap, performing shows in Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida. | Nobody’s stopping Jordan James Esker any time soon.
His latest EP, just a few weeks young, is called “Sell All My Parts.” It’s a compilation of four songs, engineered and produced in the home of his roommate, Tallahassee DJ, Phil Nettle. What originally began as a purely acoustic album evolved as recording progressed, as Esker and Nettle experimented with different instrumentation, and new mediums. Their result: a respectable collection of beautiful tunes, perfect for those drives into the sunset.
Download “See All My Parts EP” Free via Bandcamp
And be sure to listen for Elena Novak, featured singing in “The Best Thing You Can Do Is Be Here” and Philip Nettle himself, in “Center of the Wavelength.”
Album Cover Courtesy of Chris Fisher