Though you might just recognise her voice from The Doqument‘s 2014 album ‘Black Canvas’ or Fiji’s 2015 song One Night, RnB singer Jordan Gavet‘s musical CV still has a lot of space to add future successes to. The self-described “new girl” released her solo debut single Hesitation in early September this year and was promptly picked up for NZ On Air‘s NewTracks compilation that month.
My full name is Jordan Gavet. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia but I did primary school in Auckland and my parents were born and raised in NZ. I don’t play any instruments, unfortunately!
Funnily enough I didn’t actually take music electives in school. My ‘training’ came from growing up with a musical dad who plays bass and was in a band, and I’ve loved music and been around it since I can remember.
I’m not too sure, I’m kind of the new girl. Something I’m really proud of though is that I have done a song with the great Fiji.
Definitely learning to be more vulnerable. I used to write almost in code, haha, or about things that weren’t too personal. I’ve learnt to use my craft to be more open and honest in the hopes that my message will resonate with others.
The beat by Willstah was just too tough! It was originally a completely different feel, and when he changed it up to what it is now, the hook and everything just popped so much more. It’s a light catchy song with a deeper meaning.
Hesitation is about the lessons that come from being burnt in situations. We can either be defeated, or we can grow and come at things with a whole new perspective. A lot of that comes from self-worth. When you know who you are, you realise it doesn’t matter what other people do to you, that’s on them. Whilst it’s good to be cautious, I was too busy trying to block bad things out that I was potentially missing out on good things too, so it’s about using the lessons and finding that balance.
Definitely the third verse/breakdown. “Maybe I lived and I learned, now maybe I know what I’m worth, and maybe I gotta be earned.”
Willstah is a producer in Sydney and he did the music. We collaborated in Sydney, and when we first met up in the studio he told me that he had been messaging me for years and that I never got back to him. We were in fits, so awkward and crack up!
To guard your heart, and to know that you’re worth putting in the extra mile for. Don’t be basic and let anyone treat you as an option, could nevaaa be me!
I don’t think there’s one way of knowing. You never know. I think you just have to trust in your art and let go.
I just cut a remix for a single named Easy by a group called Next Town Down from the US. Funny story; I heard this song and downloaded it last year and now I’m going to be on a remix, crazy.
Cool Down – Stan Walker & Seth Haapu
I’m Never – Aaradhna
Cola – Foley
I was actually really lucky and had all successful applications. But I think hard work and patience pays off. I worked super hard on my songs and this project took me a year and a half to get it to place I was happy with, so it was nice to be recognised in this light.
I was blessed to have the amazing Shae Sterling direct my video. It was a really cool and eye-opening experience.
I’ve been watching funny vlogs lately to switch my brain off and have a laugh. I don’t do it too much because I don’t think it’s healthy or natural to just watch other people living life, lol. But I’m always watching random Ted Talks too about songwriting or self-motivation. The 5-second rule by Mel Robbins helped me a lot last year!
Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff, go after what you want. And be a good dude!