Pop Artist Jordan Waller Talks Inspiration, Role Models And What’s Next

By: Kat Harlton

It’s not very often that you’ll come across an artist that has over 1 million artist streams across Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play, before they’ve even released their debut album but Vancouver-based pop artist Jordan Waller has achieved this incredible feat. Waller recently released his debut album Melancholy Dream and we had the chance to catch up and discuss inspiration, role models and what’s next.

Kat: Can you share some of the inspiration behind your album “Melancholy Dream”?
Jordan: This album came out of losing a girl that was like no other. And it didn’t end because she didn’t want to be with me. It was just life circumstances. It was a really confusing time and so these songs came out of all the feelings I was going through trying to figure out what happened and if there was a future for us one day. But every day that passes, you wake up and it doesn’t hurt the same way it did. And that feeling of hurt starts to feel like it was a dream.

Kat: Do you have any musical artists, role models or sounds that either inspire your music, or you personally? If so, who?
Jordan: One of my biggest inspirations from when I was young is Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters. They were huge for me. These days I’m really into The 1975, Lauv, Lany, Sigrid and artist like that!

Kat: Who would you like to do a collaboration with?
Jordan: A dream collaboration would be with Lauv or Lany, I think some aspects of our music would go well together. That’s a tough question though because I’d love to collaborate with a lot of artists!

Photo: Kevin Lee

Kat: What is on your playlist?

The 1975
The Maine
One Direction

Kat: What’s next?
Jordan: My goal is to get shows opening for artists bigger than me and hopefully a tour soon. We have a music video for ‘Staying Up Late’ coming soon as well!

For more on Jordan Waller, please visit: https://jordanwallermusic.com

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