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LISTEN: Jordan Mackampa – ‘Battlecry’

May 3, 2017 in News

Coventry-based singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa shares the gorgeously soulful ‘Battlecry’ ahead of a new EP.

The Democratic Republic Of The Congo-born artist is following up ‘Saint’, which arrived when he announced new short-player Tales From The Broken.

‘Battlecry’ is a thumping, rallying cry that snowballs into a huge, foot-stomping anthem. Mackampa piles on layers of sound, harmonies multiplying until it’s a cacophonous congregation belting out the track’s mantra: “Can you hear the people marching louder than the drums? Can you hear the people coming louder than the drums?”

“‘Battlecry’ is a reflection of the times,” Mackampa explains. “It’s about standing up for what you believe in, refusing to be silenced and coming together. It was written to make people feel powerful in the face of adversity, comforted in times of isolation and brave in the face of change.”

Jordan Mackampa plays Ort Birmingham on Sat 20th May 2017, with support from Ryan Sparrow and Amy Louise Ellis. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘Battlecry’ below:

Introducing: Jordan Mackampa

March 13, 2017 in News

Singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa is often described as a troubadour, an artist with timeless soul and lyrics drenched in heart felt empathy. As a man who was born in Kinshasa, grew up in London and became an artist in Coventry, Jordan’s music is swimming in the sounds and stories of the cities he’s inhabited over the years.

His critically acclaimed debut EP Physics was celebrated for its unique combination of jazz soaked beats, folk melodies and effortless gospel harmonies as well as his poet like lyricism exploring love, longing and loss by the likes of  NMEThe 405Julie Adengua and Clash Magazine.

With a follow up EP shortly on its way Jordan says, “there’s a smokier, darker sound to this one, it reflects the times we’re living in and poets and artists I’ve been immersing myself in.”

Jordan Mackampa Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 

Jordan Mackampa plays Ort Birmingham on Sat 20th May 2017, with support from Ryan Sparrow and Amy Louise Ellis. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘Midnight’ below: