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Jordan Carroll

Phoenix, AZ | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Phoenix, AZ | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Folk Acoustic


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"Jordan Carroll – “You Know That I Know” – Single Review"

Back-to-back Jordan’s on the page! I feel like it’s 1997-98 up in here and we just took home a set of championship rings in Chicago for the stellar new music on the page today from the two Jordan’s we’ve discovered. First Jordan Paul and now Jordan Carroll…it seems like we can’t miss here in Jordan-land today! The comparisons end with the first-names alone; both have completely different style but from what I can hear they are both certainly bringing their very best to the studio. We’ve dealt with Jordan Paul earlier today – it’s time for the blues-rock infused music of the young & talented, soulful & smooth Jordan Carroll…read on!

Although it has a lot in common with the blues both lyrically and musically, “You Know That I Know” leans heavily on an understated pop-rhythm that glides this song fluidly throughout. Vocally…while the song is based in a more groove-rock style, Jordan actually reminds me of singers outside of the genre like Esthero…kind of like that somehow mixed in with a little John Mayer and a little Jonny Lang…that kinda sound…don’t tell me you weren’t thinking the same thing! And YES…I know Esthero is a female-lead…I’m not saying anything regarding the sound, tone or gender so much as it’s a comment on the stylistic way that Jordan approaches his words, and how perfectly he’s put them.

Undeniably, this is a fine, fine rhythm. “You Know That I Know” is played tightly, sung extremely well, and overall has a real flavour to it. You can audibly hear the entertainer in him…Jordan was clearly a born entertainer and has no problem at all letting his full range soar from low to high & back again – the young man has got himself a powerful set of vocal-chords, there’s no doubt.

And while we’re on the anatomy-type-subject…LUNG CAPACITY too…this guy must be able to take in the air of a jetliner to belt it out like he does towards the end of this new single. It’s a complete pleasure to listen to the raw, real & unrestrained performance he puts in here…Jordan hasn’t held a thing back in singing on “You Know That I Know.”

Guitar is a standout for an excellent riff & solid groove that drives the song forward outside of the chilled-out verse rhythms and into the chorus. Complex timing and structure allow for entertaining dynamics throughout “You Know That I Know” and it’s all delivered powerfully, confidently and with the precision of a pro that’s been doing this for years upon years. As excellent as that guitar & surrounding drums and bass can be…the star of the show is certainly Carroll’s voice…to think that with even more time & experience he’ll get even better is already a mind-blower; over time he will become a very formidable monster in the vocal department. Easily already able to hold his own and compete with some of the very best & most confident voices in rock on a talent-level; as he continues to refine his sound, style and skills…seriously…this guy is going to become a true force to be reckoned with.

So if you’ve got him opening for you…I’m just saying to you ‘closing bands’ – you better put in one hell of a performance after this guy takes the stage if you want a chance at being remembered because Jordan Carroll is clearly going to BRING IT each and every time. I really dig & respect the approach he has to this song – he’s done everything right without making the smoothness of this vibe sound arrogant or cocky – he’s actually done the opposite and created an extremely inviting rhythm & groove that will pull you right in through a stunningly passionate & powerful execution from production to performance.

Very interested to see what Jordan Carroll might do for this genre of blues-rock and how he’ll set himself apart from the rest in the years to come. Talent like this won’t stay unrecognized for long – and this entire genre needs a new champion right now. We might have just found him.

Find out more about my thoughts on Jordan Carroll and his latest single “You Know That I Know” on September 10th when SBS Live This Week returns again to the screen. We’ll have Jordan Carroll in the spotlight to reveal a bunch of stuff that I didn’t mention here in the review today – so make sure to keep your eyes on our Facebook & Twitter pages so you’re the first to know when it pops online this Thursday night! See you there!

For now, you can find out some information on your own about Jordan Carroll and what he’s up to here at his official pages – this talented dude can be found EVERYWHERE online, just look below! -

"Jordan Carroll: “You Know That I Know” – An elaborate web of traditional musical roots"

The young Phoenix native, Jordan Carroll’s upcoming single release, “You Know That I Know,” blends the most immediate instrumental and lyrical details with an elaborate web of traditional musical roots. This body of work reaches out wide to draw in the blues, folk, rock and just about everything else, with a touch of the troubadour in it. The result is a fully realized song that takes you on an artful journey, with the highest of highs and wretched lows of love wrapped all inside its storyline – sometimes at the same time.

Jordan Carroll
Jordan Carroll

On the surface, someone looking for a casual listen could just ease into this gorgeous feast that is Carroll’s wide ranging voice and enjoy, but why would you leave it there? The man’s talent can capture the most sustained ache or joy through a musical verse, which lives like a weight in your belly for a long time after listening. Quite simply Jordan Carroll is no ordinary ‘here today, gone tomorrow’, singer-songwriter.

Before you even listen to “You Know That I Know,” or watch the teaser video, there are two things you need to know. Firstly, if you haven’t heard of Jordan Carroll yet you don’t understand how much of a star he is going to be. Secondly, there’s nothing fickle or trendy about this song, it’s simply a once-in-a-lifetime talented dude with a voice you won’t believe, singing one well-crafted and moving song; deeply personal, poetic and resonant in a soulful mix that is pure pop alchemy.

“You Know That I Know,” will take your breath away and is completely unforgettable. The fact that young artists like Carroll are able to express the wisdom and emotional depth of many lifetimes within a song keeps amazing me! Having a vocal range and tone similar to that of Adam Levine, Jordan Carroll draws deftly from a host of influences, that runs from the Blues to John Mayer and The Doors, to create a song that is mesmerizing, deeply satisfying and completely unique.

Jordan Carroll

Jordan Carroll has the kind of voice that tears into the passion, pain and ecstasy of living and loving, caressing the fragile sweetness woven through it all with pensive tenderness. He is every bit the artist that so many claim him to be; with a great vocal range, solid lyrical phrasing, a heartfelt delivery, simple and beautiful instrumentation Jordan Carroll is one to watch!

More About Jordan Carroll – Jordan Carroll developed a love for music and performance at an early age. Hailing from the Desert Southwest, he began playing music professionally in 2009, releasing his first EP four years later titled “Meet Me In The Sun”. Carroll has drawn comparison to Ryan Adams, among others, for his blues and alt-country sound, which both respects the past while also charting new directions.

Jordan Carroll and his music can be found on iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Twitter, Jango and his personal website -

"Rising Star Jordan Carroll Announces Release of New Single "Yours to Keep," Available May 1st"

The heavenly sounds of the piano are familiar to Jordan Carroll ( from childhood lessons, but his upcoming single, "Yours to Keep," will be the first time the blues-inspired singer/songwriter features the instrument in his own music. Early listeners have responded warmly, remarking that the music preserves Carroll's signature grit and soul, while managing to showcase a softer side too. May 1 will see a worldwide release of the single and accompanying full-length music video, kicking off an exciting summer for the 22-year-old Phoenix native.

Since releasing his first 5-song EP in 2013, Carroll has steadily built a name for himself in the independent music community. The combination of a powerful voice, evocative lyrics, and a vibrant acoustic guitar make him eminently listenable, especially as a live performer. Carroll recently completed a lengthy tour, hitting cities throughout the western US and Canada, before making his way to Europe, where he found himself on stage behind the microphone in various cities before doing a photo shoot in Barcelona for "Yours to Keep".

Carroll has already earned praise from industry insiders. "You are one the fastest growing solo artist I have seen in a while! I wish you luck on this great adventure to success!" commented Mike Renolds of The Edge 103.9 Radio. Rob Mullten of PastTime Records encouraged the up-and-coming singer/songwriter to "Keep up the good work. I can see this going somewhere. To be honest, maybe faster than you think.

"The upcoming single is just one of several reasons for Carroll and his fans to be excited about 2014. This summer will see the release of a new EP "Dirty Child", after which Jordan will hit the road again promoting these releases, tour dates and venues to be announced.

Looking Further ahead, Carroll has another EP in the pipeline that will be released either late this year or early 2015. "Headed West" will showcase more new instruments and communicate themes of life, travel, love, and the value of experience. "Yours to Keep", "Dirty Child" and "Headed West" are all being tracked at Don Salter's well known 'Salt Mine Studio Oasis' in Mesa, AZ, and mixed/mastered by Matthew Nelson of 'Foreword Studios' in Beverly Hills, CA.

About Jordan Carroll

Jordan Carroll developed a love for music and performance at an early age. Hailing from the Desert Southwest, he began playing music professionally in 2009, releasing his first EP four years later titled "Meet Me In The Sun". Carroll has drawn comparison to Ryan Adams, among others, for his blues and alt-country sound, which both respects the past while also charting new directions.

Carroll and his music can be found on Itunes, Facebook, YouTube, Reverbnation, and his personal website -

"Independent Spotlight"

In this evening’s edition of the Independent Spotlight, we’re going to be delving into a new single from Jordan Carroll, a young rising artist hailing from Phoenix. His new tune is ‘You Know That I Know,’ a suave, easy listening rock ballad with a host of other influences as well. We’re getting an early look at it, so you’ll be able to snap it up on September 1. (It will also debut with an exceptionally shot music video.) Now, though, let’s dig into the song.

Carroll aligns his music with acoustic blues and easy listening lounge rock. That’s more or less accurate, but there’s a lot more at play. I’d actually align him with R&B as well, even perhaps pop rock. His lyrical and vocal style have a pop sensibility to them that makes his music both infectiously catchy and incredibly accessible. It isn’t music you have to put much thought into, and it doesn’t ask for much in return. It’s easy, lighthearted, and fitting for a myriad of settings.

Lyrically, the song is a pop rock love ballad. It isn’t terribly deep, but it is well penned. There’s an art to writing a hook; Carroll is on his way to mastering that art. Musically, the instrumentation is elegantly sparse. The percussion is on mark, the electric guitar riffing is excellent, and the mix is well organized. I do want to touch on his vocals, though. He’s a good singer, but he may not be your cup of tea. Carroll is one of those high pitched crooners that can give you a headache if it’s not your thing. (A good rule of thumb - Don’t like frontmen like Adam Levine? This may not be your speed.)

I’ll briefly touch on the music video since it is an integral part of this release. It’s not out yet, so check out Carroll’s website for details and release info. I did have the opportunity to catch the full video, however, and it is remarkably well shot. It’s certainly on par with any other professional music videos I’ve seen in recent years, and it’s miles better than most other independent videos. The video takes inspiration from the song’s creative direction: it’s equally as sparse and calculated, but finely tuned and immensely fitting.

Carroll has a whole lot of potential and this single taps it in a few different ways. I’d love to see what he can do with some deeper lyrical content, but ‘You Know That I Know’ is a superb exhibition of his pop chops. His vocals won’t be for everyone; they aren’t particularly up my alley, in honesty. They do most certainly have a place, though, and Carroll finds that place well and occupies it authentically. Check out the song when it comes out on September 1 and keep updated with Carroll online at the links below. -


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"Meet Me In The Sun" - EP
1. Nobody Told You
2. My Best Friend
3. The Other Side Of Town
4. Leave Me Behind
5. Meet Me In The Sun

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"Yours To Keep" - Single 
1. Yours To Keep 

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"You Know That I Know" - Single
1. You Know That I Know

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Welcome to the sounds of singer-songwriter Jordan Carroll. This Phoenix, Arizona native began playing music professionally in 2009 at the age of 17 and by 2013 had already released his first 5 song EP entitled, "Meet Me In The Sun". With deep and engraving lyrics, a vibrant acoustic guitar, and a powerful voice, this southwestern kid has the perfect recipe for success. Jordans music seems to promote a sense of belonging as his guitar catches your ear, his lyrics bring you in, and his voice keeps you coming back for more. Dedication and love are two of Jordan’s strong suits and that’s clearly defined in the music you hear from him.

Since starting out only a few short years ago, Jordan has already promoted himself with self-headlining tours around the globe. Spanning the West Coast of the United States and Canada, as well as some East Coasts stops in Philadelphia, and D.C. before going International. Performing in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, London, Switzerland, Italy and France. Where he found himself on stage behind the microphone and in front of the camera doing photo shoots for his first EP as well as his first self-titled single.

After moving to Los Angeles to record his first EP at Foreword Studios in Beverly Hills, California, he then moved back to Arizona to write and release his first 
single, “Yours To Keep”. A sweet, slow, unforgettable love song that was composed on the piano. After its extremely successful release on the 1st of May 2014, Jordan 
found himself back out the on road again working his way around the States and again traveling overseas on another European tour. After returning home, Jordan spent the late months of 2014 writing and recording his latest material. One of the songs off his newest full length album, “You Know That I Know”, was released on 
September 1st, 2015 as a single with a whole new style and sound. While awaiting the release of all his new material, he is now focused on writing and working in the studio creating more new, unheard music.

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