What do you get when you skillfully infuse God-inspired lyrics with smooth Caribbean flavor?
You get… good VIBES!
And that’s exactly what you can expect from artist, songwriter, and producer Jor’Dan Armstrong, with the release of his 7-track EP so fittingly called, VIBES.
VIBES follows Jor’Dan’s 2016 EP, Confident, which debuted at no. 13 on the Billboard gospel album charts. At first listen, one might be shocked to know Armstrong isn’t from the islands. Yet, he was able to adapt and create a unique flow of his own that he hopes people gravitate toward – in the same way he was attracted to vitalizing Caribbean “music and vibes” that “make you want to dance.” Armstrong carefully constructed VIBES with his best friend, business partner, and producer, Jeshua “TedyP” Williams.
“I’ve always wanted to do a project like this,” he says. “I feel like it’s really dope that I’m able to be an artist [with] freedom in what type of music I want to do. I don’t feel the same every day as far as music. I think it’s so cool how Steve Jobs created iPods and music folders and things like that, to where we could pick any type of genre we wanted to hear and make it adapt to our day. I think the way that I create music is just really off of feeling. It’s really led by God and the spirit of God. Some days I feel like trap, some days I feel ratchet. Some days I feel classical, some days I feel worshipy – if that’s a word.”
Artistic freedom is evident on tracks like his next single, “Count It.” Pulling on a sound similar to “bounce music” signature out of his Louisiana hometown, Armstrong says, “The song is basically about counting your blessings.” His style changes lenses, but the focal point remains fixed on God’s promises of abundant love, incomparable consistency and teachable moments.
VIBES is available for pre-order now, with an official drop date of March 3rd on all digital outlets.
1. “So Much Luv”
2. “Light Up”
3. “Count It”
4. “More Than Friends”
5. “Caught the Vibe”
7. “No Way” ft. Darius Scott