"I am not like the other kids because of my willingness to bet it all on my craft. I eat, breath, sleep, dream, and live music. There’s pictures of me at the piano as early as 2 years old. I began producing with my brother at age 9. I was set on this path way before I knew how it would manifest itself in every aspect of my life.
Everyone is entitled to their own version of happiness. For me, this would be to make a living by waking up, walking down to the studio, and creating for the largest portion of my day. I believe this is attainable, and this goal has set me in an organized, yet manic frenzy.
I really took the jump when I began interning as an audio engineer at multiple recording studios in NYC. The city represented the largest of what my dreams could be. I was in rooms with the stars, so close, yet so far. But it drove me, kept me awake for more than 24 hours at a time.
Not much changed when I made the switch to be an artist. I created around the clock. A hummed melody could turn into a full sonata, and no genre could bind me. I could be Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” over Wu-Tang inspired sampled drums. I'd dream of music, wake up, and rush to bring the idea to fruition. I even forget to eat sometimes, that’s how deep I get in it. I’ve been trying to find the balance so that I don’t lose all aspects of a social life, and so that I still spend quality time with family. But to be honest, it’s all just patchwork, and I’m itching until I can create again.
I’m sure there are some others like me, but I know they are rare. It's my wish to not only create, but have my inner voice and melodies heard, sometimes playing soft, or sometimes screaming boldly, but one way or another, stating clearly- I am not like the other kids. " - Jordan Barone
Learn more about Jordan Barone at https://www.redplanetrecords.com/jordanbarone