‘The Waiting Blues’ premiered on Double J (Sept 27)
‘This Rainy Day’ #6 and #9 In AMRAP Metro Charts
“Matching the rainy day title with the rainy day blues mood, nice one!” (Declan Byrne, Triple J)
“It’s a beautifully crafted song.” (Tom Forrest, Triple J)
“It has lust and desire, it’s got doubt and it’s got wanton feels all over it.” (AU Review)
“It’s an anachronistic yet essentially timeless sound that Merrick has crafted for himself”
“Merrick’s music has never sound more dynamic and fluid than ever”
With the soothing vulnerability of indie-folk and the intoxicating finesse of blues-rock, Brisbane’s Jordan Merrick is known for bringing a unique flavour to his sound, adroitly combining influential styles to deliver deeply ruminative music containing transformative abilities.
Dishing out a dynamic collection of blues-infused folk tunes this year with the release of This Rainy Day and Lonelier Than You, Jordan Merrick is moving deeper into the seductive world of blues-rock with lovelorn new single The Waiting Blues, ahead of his upcoming album ‘Waiting Blues’, set to be released on November 5.
But first, moody and demanding The Waiting Blues opens with a fingerpicked ukulele as trembling keys, a seductive bassline and quintessential blues-rock electric guitar riffs unveil a chorus of voices beginning a slow, summoning call, commanded by Merrick’s deep tones. Walking a lonely path through nostalgic towns, the song builds slightly with bursts of additional percussion as each chorus brings a changing desire, haunting in every yearning delivery. Filled with lust and longing, The Waiting Blues transports us to a world with a jazz club on every corner, where the liquor is improvised and unregulated, while still offering glimpses of the modern world through Jordan’s eyes.
Using his knack for storytelling, Jordan Merrick wrote The Waiting Blues as a tale of love lost, and the path taken to find it again, journeying through physical and spiritual obstacles. Merrick states:
“‘The Waiting Blues’ is a blues ballad about losing your love, retracing your steps and hoping to stumble upon it once again.”
Merrick’s previous releases have seen support from Spotify ‘Gentle Acoustic’ playlist, Apple Music New Music Daily playlists, Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio, RAGE, MTV Australia, theMusic, Pile Rats, AU Review, Rhythms Mag and community radio where he has landed in the AMRAP charts a number of times.
The time for waiting is almost over as Jordan Merrick’s new single The Waiting Blues is out now, providing another insight into what can be expected from his upcoming album, to be released on November 5.
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About The Waiting Blues
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Organ by Jordan Merrick
Bass by Louis Devereaux | Drums by Dan Konopka
Mixed by Cody McWaters | Mastered by Matthew Gray
Thanks to Kick Push PR