The thing that really caught me in “Parachutes” by Jordan Mackampa was the vocal timbre and lovely melodies woven together on top of a organic sounding band. To me this is what Miike Snow would sound like if the project wasn’t so wrapped up in electronic sounds. “Parachutes” is an instant classic for me because of how the song really is a conduit for pure emotion and combines indie and R&B elements to make something really lovely and pure. Stream it below!
The London based soul singer is the combination of his Congolese roots and midlands upbringing. His soul soaked, indie driven tracks swim in the sounds and stories of the cities he’s inhabited over the years. Inspired by his mother’s love of the great soul singers, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield, Jordan combines his timeless vocal with catchy melodies and heart felt lyrics to create an exciting hybrid of alternative pop and soul which will enchant and uplift in equal measure.