By Jaynene Moreno | Staff Writer |
Majid Jordan’s self-titled album dropped Feb. 5 and it’s easy to say that Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman will go far in their music career.
The Toronto power duo is signed to OVO Sound. Their EP “A Place Like This” was released digitally through OVO Sound radio in 2014.
They worked with Drake on his hit single “Hold On We’re Going Home” in 2013. They then collaborated again on their first single “My Love” which debuted on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“I really enjoy listening to Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home,’” said student Elmer Escobar, “but Majid Jordan can definitely hold their own and it’s been proven with this new album.”
The two shared their album cover on Instagram where they stated, “When we met 4 years ago, we never would have imagined the journey that lead to this album. Thank you to our friends, family, and mentors for making this project possible.”
Majid Jordan’s album cover is fluorescent dark blue, depicting the two artists, dimly lit, back to back, wearing dressy shirts, paired with ties. The cover art isn’t too fancy but the use of contrast gives it a dark vibe.
In the album, you’ll find a mix of gloomy lyrics combined with rhythmic beats that’ll instantly get your head bobbing from side to side.
“Their music is calming yet gives off a club vibe,” said student Manuel Macias, “As if you’re at a music festival such as Coachella, dancing but moving in slow motion.”
Their darker song “Pacifico” makes you feel as if you’re lost but not looking to be found.
Lyrics such as “Pacifico/Where do we go?/…It’s been dark here for so long” will make you want to go out and lose yourself.
“Majid Jordan’s best quality is its intimate feel, sounding like each song is the extension of a conversation,” stated Billboard’s writer Brad Wete, also adding that it gives off the feeling that they are specifically talking to you.
The music production itself will get you going. You’ll get nothing but smooth beats flowing through your soul while jamming to this album.
February was perfectly chosen for this album to drop, it’s a great mix tape for this month of love. You can definitely dedicate their catchy songs to that special someone in your life.
“Day and Night” includes sentimental lyrics such as “You know how to ease my mind/You know what to do/Now that I’m with you/I love you and you love me day and night.”
The song will surely show your newly found love that they mean something special to you.
“Love Is Always There” on the other side gives the idea that it’s about the singer trying to show an ex-lover that they still have love for one another, the song states “Give me your heart, give me your hand/I’ll show you that love is always there.”
Their album is available for purchase on iTunes at the reasonable price of $9.99 and each song alone costs $1.29. You can grab the whole album or only purchase your favorite song, nonetheless you’ll be showing them your support.
The 12 track album is beautifully pieced together and not one song is off key.
If you’re looking for a new artist, with an edgy and calming sound, far from being compared to today’s R&B artists, then it would be in your best interest to check out Majid Jordan’s new masterpiece.