Country newcomer Jordan Davis mixes bits of soul, R&B and rock in with country on his debut album, “Home State.” That musical blend can be traced back to Jordan’s upbringing back home in Louisiana, which inspired the name of the new record, too.
Jordan says, “Louisiana is a big part of who I am, and I love the fact that I’m from Louisiana and I call Louisiana my home state. One of the main reasons that it’s called [‘Home State’] is that this record, the ideas for these songs, the inspiration behind these songs can all be traced back to Louisiana. All those songs [on the record] started in Louisiana, and I thought what better way than to kinda put a line through all of them and tie a bow on this whole record. I thought Louisiana was too much, and I’ve always loved that title, ‘Home State.’”
So far, most fans have only heard Jordan’s debut hit, “Singles You Up,” which has introduced everyone to a new way of saying, “I hope your boyfriend breaks up with you so we can be together.” The idea for that title just popped up when Jordan was writing one day with two buddies in his adopted home of Nashville.
He explains, “One of ’em had just gotten engaged, and when he came in we were congratulating him on it, and the saying ‘You’re smart enough not to single her up’ was thrown up, and I think we all kind of knew that we needed to write that. We actually wrote it really, really quick. I mean, right when we got done, we knew we had something special.”
Go ahead and check out “Home State” today. Jordan just played a sold-out show at Nashville’s Exit/In to celebrate the album’s release.
Check out Jordan’s tour schedule here.