Julian Jordan reaches new heights on ‘Light Years Away’
This wonderfully emotive slice of electronic pop moves Jordan away from pure dancefloor ambitions and onto the airwaves, with its beautiful songwriting and honeyed vocals elevating it to something really special. Muted piano chords and the slightest of beats flutter away under the vox, with gentle builds thrusting us towards the surprisingly bombastic crescendos. Sweet pitch-bending synths glide over a chunky breakbeat rhythm and fizzing, pulsating synth chords to create a huge wall of sound. Flitting between these section and the mellow vocal passages, it’s very much a game of two halves and all the better for it.
Julian just finished a mini tour of the US where the track received huge reactions, and last month he hosted his very own party on the Sunday of ADE at Amsterdam’s much-loved Jimmy Woo club. Closing out the festival with a bang, it was an unmissable night where Light Years Away sure got a triumphant airing.