NYCS First Impression: Jordan Davis Self-Titled EP
Jordan Davis has been one of the NYCountry Swag team’s favorite artists since he burst on to the scene with his hit song “Singles You Up.” Davis’ Louisiana swagger combined with his knack for intricate songwriting has created a unique musical sound that we just cannot get enough of. A little over two years since the release of his debut record Home State, Davis just premiered a self-titled EP to hold fans over until album number two.
Although only six songs in total, the new project is exactly what we needed from the singer-songwriter. Each song shows a part of his personality, a piece of his story, and of course, delivers with that signature Davis sound. Three of the songs off the record have been previously released over the last few months to keep fans hungry for new music.
Opening up with the newest release “Almost Maybes,” Davis has teased this song for a while on social media and of course during his live streams. The song is a smart take on a love song, as the singer shares about all the mistakes, the crossroads, the heartbreaks, and everything in between that he had to experience before finding his better half.
The record continues with a gem of a song called “Church In A Chevy.” The introspective track is about needing time to reflect and connect with God or the universe or whatever you believe in. For Davis it is talking to God for a moment in his truck. “Amazing grace came flooding through the windshield / Felt some broken parts of me start to heal,” Davis sings in the most touching and endearing way. It is such a powerful sentiment.
Davis’ smartly placed two of the most fun songs in the middle of his project. “Ruin My Weekend” has the “Singles You Up” and “Take It From Me” vibes that Davis fans have one to love, while “A Little Lime” is the best way to sing a song about approaching someone you noticed at a bar. We cannot get enough of Davis’ romantic, yet sensual lyrics.
“A little lime and a lotta tequila / Still buzzing off your nice to meet ya / Honestly I like to see how this thing plays out / Kinda wanna know all about you”
Of course, arguably Davis’ most personal song to date, “Detours” is our favorite. Co-written by the singer with his brother Jacob Davis and Dave Turnbull, Davis takes fans through the ups and downs in his life’s journey. He sings about his time as a little bit of a rebel in the first verse, but in the second verse, he admits that finding his wife has made him a better person. Davis shares tidbits about how he met his wife (in a hotel) through that verse.
“Sittin’ with a group of friends and sippin’ on a glass of red / And I don’t remember what I said but she wrote her number down / All I ever wanted but never knew I needed / She’s the dotted lines and every sign that led me straight to Jesus / Was a voice that made me hit the brakes, slow it down, have some faith”
The record ends with Davis’ previously released duet with pop vocalist and songwriter, Julia Michaels “Cool Anymore.” The combination of the vocals on the new song is unexpected, but boy does it work! Co-written by Davis and Michaels with a team of superstar songwriters, Nicolle Galyon, Ross Copperman, and Emily Weisband, the song is a real-life, everyday love affair. Expressed through the eyes of someone who loves you, Davis and Michaels encourage listeners to be themselves and to let down their guard. The song aims to remind listeners that they can be their silly, normal self at home and with the ones they love, and to not like their work image or persona to take over.
Overall, this EP is the perfect project for Davis to release during these times. It reminds fans of his one of a kind talent, and honestly, makes us super excited for his sophomore record. We cannot wait for live shows to come back, to see Davis perform these songs, and to see how they resonate with the music community.
To keep up with Jordan Davis follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
- “A Little Lime”
- “Church In A Chevy”
Jordan Davis EP Tracklist:
- “Almost Maybes”
- “Church In A Chevy”
- “Ruin My Weekend”
- “A Little Lime”
- “Cool Anymore” featuring Julia Michaels
Jordan Davis EP is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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