After lots of anticipation, one of NZ’s brightest R&B voices, Jordan Gavet shares ‘He Said’, now available on all streaming platforms. It’s the fans that made this happen. ‘He Said’ was first released as a Soundcloud demo in 2008 and it started a wave of begging. We very much agree; the song still slaps in 2022.
Produced by her father and brother and brought together with Grammy-nominated producer Willstah (Ariana Grande, DJ Mustard), it’s a true family affair of creativity.
“It was my Dad and my cousin who lived with us growing up… My cousin was making beats and had the idea of the first 3 guitar notes. I just started singing along while I was doing my hair in the same room and that’s how it was born. When my Dad had heard, he came in and worked on it late into the night. Just became this family project we all kept chipping away on over a few months. When I would write something new, like the bridge, my Dad would change the music to suit!” explains Gavet.
Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Avondale, West Auckland, with Samoan ancestral roots, Jordan grew up in a close-knit musical family, surrounded by the classics of soul, R&B and gospel from a young age, a perfect grounding in the art of storytelling and expressive vocal performance. Growing up in a family of musicians, the young star was raised around rehearsals and studios. During her formative years, Jordan was encouraged to write/produce her own music, moving back to Sydney’s Western suburbs as a teenager, and soaking up the creative atmosphere – now the home of the infamous Australian Drill scene.
Alongside opening for R&B heavyweights 112 and Bobby Valentino, Jordan gained notoriety on Soundcloud and YouTube, grabbing the attention of ride or die fans and fellow New Zealand artists such as Aaradhna.
Following her signing to Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand, Jordan’s debut single ‘Hesitation’ arrived in September 2019, growing a cult-like appreciation within the Auckland Pasifika community and beyond. Jordan followed up with two more singles ‘Away’ and ‘Do Better’ and joined Stan Walker on a nationwide 9-date New Zealand tour joined by Niko Walters and Lepani.
At the beginning of 2021, Jordan released her debut EP Smoke, later that year winning Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist at the Pacific Music Awards.
‘He Said’ is out now and available on all streaming platforms.
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