Matt Jordan Examines Love Left Behind on New Single “Cold in California” [Premiere]

Promising singer-songwriter Matt Jordan showcases his “rock-informed country style” on new single, “Cold In California.” With Grammy award nominated producer, Sal Oliveri (P!nk, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow) at the helm, the release of the self-penned track is a moment of reflective storytelling for the budding artist. Described as having a “hint of Springsteen’s restlessness and Petty’s recklessness,” the tracks brings to light a hint of Rock great, Bruce Springsteen, with the modern production and a bit of the grit that could be compared to Kip Moore or Eric Church.

Jordan tells us: “’Cold in California’ is kind of a different song for me. I write a lot about chasing dreams and the sacrifices made for doing so. Usually, I’m the narrator of those stories and I’m the one leaving something or someone behind. With ‘Cold in California,’ I took a different perspective and I’m the one being left behind. 

There’s a pop duo that’s based out of LA that I follow on Instagram and last November, they posted a picture of the two of them in sweatshirts with a caption that said, “It gets cold in California.” I looked up the weather and of course it was 65 degrees in LA or something like that while I was in St. Louis and it was 30. But that’s how I got the title for this one. That hook just hit me and I ran with it from there.

One of my favorite things about working with Sal Oliveri is his ability to capture the feeling of a song. I told him I wanted this one to feel melancholy and cold and I feel like he made that happen with the band. If you listen to the instrumental and take out the vocals, it feels like a song about loneliness in cold weather and it matches the story perfectly to me. He has a really unique way of making that happen with every song we do together.”

His last release, “Smoke,” received high praise from American SongwriterAmerican Songwriter’s Jason Scott proclaims: “Jordan carries with him a very similar rock-informed country style ─ almost feeling like Eric Church with an outlaw bravado.” The release is a follow-up to “For A Minute,” which premiered exclusively on The Boot. Earlier this year, Jordan released “Outskirts Of Grace,” which was described by Sounds Like Nashville as a “heavenly track” and “redemptive standout” that “puts Jordan’s commanding sandpaper vocal at the pulpit and backs it with a soul-stirring blast of gospel rock, adding up to a transformative anthem.” 

He may not be much of a talker, but he’s got an awful lot to say. Matt Jordan may be a quiet guy in conversation but he more than makes up for it with his prolific storytelling through song. Described as having a “hint of Springsteen’s restlessness and Petty’s recklessness,” Jordan has already garnered the attention of American Songwriter, The Boot and The Shotgun Seat, but his humble roots began in the suburbs of St. Louis. Born to a family of singers, music was just a normal part of the daily family life. His parents raised him on the American classics, like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and The Eagles, and those legends have had a major impact on his songwriting style. The future proves promising for the talent as he prepares to release even more new music by Grammy award-nominated producer Sal Oliveri.


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