In the middle of his first expansive nationwide tour, soul musician Jordan Mackampa has shared his debut EP ‘Physics’, which you can listen to below exclusively on NME.
Drawing on named influences like Lianne La Havas and BB King, ‘Physics’ stitches together remnants of blues, folk and soul to create a varied and eclectic sound that best reflects the uplifting spirit of one Stevie Wonder. In particular, the Coventry native is at his most comforting on ‘Open Arms’, a tale of past battles and reconciliation (“with open arms I’ll guide you through the fire, I just need a little lovin’“) set to a gentle acoustic strum.
“’Physics’ is about longing, love and loss,” Mackampa says of his new EP. “Everything I write is embedded in human experience and ‘Physics’ follows the physical, emotional and mental journey of finding new love and coming to terms with losing it, which is a story we are all a character in at some point in our lives.”
You can still catch Mackampa on tour at the UK dates below:
The Hope, Brighton (Sep 27)
Komedia Arts Cafe, Bristol (Sep 28)
The Slaughtered Lamb, London (Sep 29)