Young Adult Mag: How old were you when you started singing?
Jordan Corey: I first started singing when I was in 3rd grade because my mom forced me to do the school play (I was very shy when I was little, so this was her way of "breaking me out of my shell" I suppose haha)
|Did you enjoy this article? Leave a comment below! And check out all of the great new content from YA Magazine on young adult books, top teen novels, young adult TV shows, movie casting news, young adult literature, and more! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.|
YA: We’re your parents supportive of your career choice?
JC: Yes, my family has been incredibly supportive. They had me wait until I was older to really aggressively pursue it because they wanted me to enjoy my childhood - I am definitely thankful for that.
YA: Where did your inspiration for the Song “Tonight” come from?
JC: Well, the entire record is the story of the end of a relationship. So...I wrote this at a time when I was processing what was going wrong and realizing that I could no longer stick around and watch the relationship disintegrate. "Tonight" was really about the underlining hostility I carried and sort of the moment where I knew it would never work.
YA: How long did it take you to write?
JC: Tonight? It took Dan and I a day and then probably a few days making little tweaks and listening back. So, it was relatively quick, just sending ideas back and forth until something stuck.
YA: We’ve heard that they’re calling you the next Regina Specter, how does that make you feel?
JC: Oh wow. I didn't even know that! Haha, but that's fantastic. She's a great artist. Very humbled to be compared :)
YA: Who do you listen too?
JC: I really am an old soul at the end of the day. I listen to MoTown and classic rock....two totally different genres, but they hit the sweet spot for me.
YA: And do you have a favorite book and why, or what book are you now reading?
JC: Favorite book hands down is Kane & Able by Jeffery Archer. I literally recommend it to anyone who ever asks me what book to read. Just brilliant, I could read it again and again.