Exclusive Premiere: Matt Jordan’s “Take the Lead” is Strong & Sultry

Photo by Jason Krupek

Photo by Jason Krupek

We’re so excited to premiere the latest from Matt Jordan today, the powerful “Take The Lead.” The single is the first from his upcoming release, due out in 2017 – the third to be produced by Grammy-nominated Sal Oliveri, who partnered with Jordan for 2014’s Nothing Like Home EP and last year’s Alive EP.

“I’d been working on a ballad – a real sappy love song, actually – and one of the lines (“I fumble through small talk while you wait for something sweet / But I’m better with silence and my hands on your hips”) sounded a bit too racy and straight forward for that particular song, so I stole that line and wrote a new song around it,” Jordan says of the song. “‘Take the Lead’ is really about wanting or longing for someone you don’t have, saying ‘I’ll do what I need to in order to be with you. I’ll get on your page to have you.'”

“I sit by a bonfire in my backyard, have a cigar and Shiner Bock and just leave the rest of the world behind,” the Eureka, MO native says of his songwriting process. “When I’m by a fire with a beer and cigar, it’s go time.”

Take a listen to the sultry and strong tune below, and connect with Jordan on his website, Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.