Blinker The Star: Sweet Nothing

Rock auteur Jordon Zadorozny returns with a track from an imminent album that showcases his penchant for strong melodies and multi-layered lush production.

Blinker The Star: Sweet Nothing

By Kerry Doole

Blinker The Star - Sweet Nothing (Nile River Records): This scribe is always pleased to receive a new track from Pembroke, ON-based Blinker The Star, aka Jordon Zadorozny. In my view, he is a highly under-rated rock auteur, a singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist with serious recording chops.

His trademark is multi-layered and lush production, while strong melodies are always to the fore. That is showcased on Sweet Nothing, a cut from an upcoming album, Careful With Your Magic, due out Sept. 20.

In a press release, he explains that "Sweet Nothing was written by myself and my good friend Bob Wilcox. The song started as an instrumental track that I completed where I was sort of aiming for a Thompson Twins vibe. Bob heard the music and immediately had melodic and lyrical ideas. Although Bob wrote all of the words, I feel he was tuning into some things that were happening in my life that made it quite easy for me to get behind when the time came to sing it."


"For me, Sweet Nothing is about that tricky time in a relationship where we either pony up, lay our intentions and emotions bare and make a go of it, or retreat to the vagaries of single life."

Wilcox also made contributions to Blinker The Star's 2017 album 8 Of Hearts.

Zadorozny first gained attention in the late '90s for co-writing songs with Courtney Love, and he has also appeared on recordings by Melissa Auf der Maur, Sam Roberts, Mandy Moore, and others. Let's hope his new record gets proper exposure.

BTS plays Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on Sept. 25,  Petit Campus in Montréal on Sept. 26, and The 27 Club in Ottawa, Sept. 27.





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