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Ezra Jordan: Dollarama

A lushly produced pop ballad showcasing soulful vocals and strong songwriting chops. 

Ezra Jordan: Dollarama

By Kerry Doole

Ezra Jordan: Dollarama (Telomere Productions): Talk about good musical genes. Toronto pop singer/songwriter is the son of Marc Jordan and Amy Sky, two of Canada's most acclaimed and successful singer/songwriters. Continuing the family tradition, Ezra Jordan has already made a mark, amassing nearly six million streams across Spotify and YouTube, making the finals of CTV's The Launch, and charting at radio across the US with material from 2020’s breakthrough debut, Cheap Therapy.


Jordan will release a new five-song EP, 117, on Oct. 6, and has begun releasing singles and videos from it. One of them, Dollarama, is an AC-accented and lushly produced pop ballad that showcases his soulful voice and songwriting chops. In a press release, he explains that "this song was written during one of my lowest points during the pandemic. I was suffering from a pretty significant depressive episode, my plans to move to LA had been derailed, and I had lost my job and moved back with my parents. I took stock of my life, my relationships, my friends, and my own self-image, and tried to figure out where this empty feeling was coming from. Out of that, I wrote Dollarama.’

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The track is accompanied by a music video described as "the first of a 4 part short film about what it feels like to be truly alone, and what you find when you get there. This chapter is about a woman whose feelings aren’t reciprocated by her best friend and the emotional rollercoaster of loneliness after rejection that we all can connect with."

Describing the upcoming EP, Jordan notes that “This collection of songs is, without a doubt, the most meaningful and vulnerable music I’ve ever released. I’ve been doing this ‘music thing’ for a while now, but I think it took this many years to feel fully realized as a writer and an artist."

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A young talent to keep a close watch upon.
 

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Management: Lukas@LukasLennonMgmt.com

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