We can all agree that a song needs to be catchy to keep our attention. The hook is that needed piece. The piece that rings in your head long after the speakers have gone quiet. Our new friend Daniel Jordan has put years into mastering the art of the hook.
We caught up with him to get a little deeper into his art. Enjoy the interview:
What first drew you into creating music?
My grandma used to listen to country music and write country songs that started it all for me.
What does the sound of Hooks By: Daniel Jordan sound like?
Hopefully like no one else.
Which artists have had the biggest influence on you?
1990’s radio, Staind, Seether, and Nas
You seem to cover a lot of different genres. How do you stay so versatile?
I practice writing music in different genres so I don’t put all my eggs in one basket.
How does a song come together for you? What is your songwriting process?
I think of the story and if the melody is there I begin writing usually on anything but notebook paper.
The Hook seems to be your true skill. Where do you come up with your hooks?
I have focused solely on Hooks for the last 12 years so with that experience I can come up with the most important part of a song.
What advice would you have for other musicians looking to launch a songwriting career?
Don’t skip any levels of the process and ensure to write for your intended targets and any business ideas that could go inside of a song.
Where do you see the future of Hooks By: Daniel Jordan taking you?
Being hired as a songwriter for other people’s music.