Treasured Aussie songwriter Jordan Wilson, of Georgia Fair, has today announced his debut solo single Totem, a moving piece of music reflective of both a past relationship and the sacred process of writing itself, out today – June 10. Totem is accompanied by a sweet, nostalgic video, directed by Odin Umeofia. In between launching his solo project, and working on a new Georgia Fair record, Jordan is also set to release a book entitled Some Short, Some Long, in late 2021.
BEST TIPS ON STARTING OUT:
Don’t take yourself too seriously – just seriously enough, but if your able to laugh at yourself it will make everything a lot easier. Not in a self-depreciating way, more of a wholesome sense of absurdity.
Enjoy the process – don’t focus on the end goal, appreciate all parts of the creative process. From talking with your friends about the tribulations you are facing to walking off stage at your album launch.
Feel something – as long as you’re feeling something you are on the right track. Don’t worry about what is successful at the moment, focus on your own sense of desire for the craft.
Keep good friends close – they will get you through, make it worthwhile and keep you sane!!!
Have other things to take your mind off your career when you are getting too obsessed. Step back, have fun, laugh, heal.
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The video for Totem is brighter than one might think, after considering the subject matter of the song. Highly saturated colours abound as Jordan dances somehow both with rigidity and serenity in a classically Australian backyard, complete with Hills Hoist clothesline and greyhound companion. Despite its light exterior, though, there is a darkness to the clip too, as Jordan explains, “I came up with the concept with my brother Lavrence. In the clip I am ripping out a bunch of pages from some classic literature – sort of showing the pursuit of self-discovery through the human language. Then there’s a beautiful release where I string up all the pages on the Hills Hoist and ‘air it out’, so to speak…with the leaf blower.”
A deep thinker and creative soul to the core, Jordan Wilson is currently juggling his new solo project alongside album sessions with Georgia Fair and the upcoming release of his first book. Some Short, Some Long will be released in late 2021 and includes several short stories, one longer story and poems with illustrations to match.