LIFE LESS ORDINARY
Singer songwriter Jordan Millar mines such universal themes as heartbreak, change and pain in his search for meaningful lyrics
Part of a generation defined by bright eyes and itchy feet, 27-year-old Jordan Millar is figuring out how to sustain satisfaction. The indie musician released his debut album Cold Lights on Curious Minds last year.
Two big tours followed before Millar called time out.
“I also play a lot of guitar for other people so I was surrounded by music,” he says.
“Sometimes you have to step back to figure out if you still enjoy it. Obviously, I am.”
The singer-songwriter used his time off to reflect on what makes his heart beat faster.
Millar penned these feelings on to The Wheel — a strippedback, atmospheric EP which he released in February.
The first line on track one, If Only, captures his longing for dependable happiness: “If only life was a wine you could drink up all the time/ and never feel bad the next day.”
“It’s funny, our generation has a constant dissatisfaction. We always need more. We always want change,” he says.
“We have all the choices in the world. But we still don’t know what we want to do.”
Millar mines heartbreak and pain for meaningful lyrics.
“I think I’m at a good point. The songs come more intensely than they used to,” he says.
“Unhappiness is easier to write about. Missing people, that’s a universal problem.”
Millar plays with a percussionist at his Coast show.
Jordan Millar, Bree De Rome and Calan Mai play The Loft on Chevron Island tomorrow night.