In the March 30 episode “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” ‘American Idol’ season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, who returned to ‘Idol’ as a mentor for the currently airing 20th season, shared some big news she’s been keeping to herself for a while — she has new music and it will be a whole “new sound” for them.
Jordin has written over 100 songs during the pandemic
In her interview with longtime “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, Jordin showed off the home studio she built during the pandemic and then went on to how lockdown has made her “fall in love with music again.”
“I’ve never had a home studio in my entire career, I know that’s super crazy to imagine, but during the pandemic I’ve finally been able to expand my space,” explained Jordin, adding, “I’ve been working on music , since the pandemic happened.”
She continued, “It was so amazing. I wouldn’t wish a lockdown or a pandemic on anyone, but for me I’ve been able to fall in love with music again the way I loved it before it became a job, you know?
Jordan also said she wrote “about 120 songs” during that time frame, which made the On Air hosts all gasp. That’s a lot of songs! But Jordin said she loves them all.
“I’m very excited. … Everyone’s like, ‘Well, how many of these do you actually like?’ and I’m like, ‘Um, everyone!'” the pop star said.
Jordin said this is the “next chapter” of her life
As part of her new music, Jordin collaborated with Grammy-winning music producer Zaytoven (real name Xavier Lamar Dotson). Zaytoven has worked with the likes of Usher, BoB, Lecrae, Gucci Mane, Future, Lil Wayne, Migos, The Weeknd and 21 Savage, and Jordin called him “incredible” and “legendary”. They worked together on her “new sound” which she is dying to share with her fans.
“We made this new sound, we formed this new sound for me,” said Jordin. “I’ve never heard myself like this before, so I know my fans and people will enjoy hearing that other side of me because now people will get to know me the way my friends know me.”
She added that people know her from American Idol and the songs she released after winning that show, but she was only 17 when she won (Jordin is still the youngest winner in the history of the Show). Now, at the age of 32, Jordin had a chance to find out what her career will be like in the future.
“I really had a chance to sit down and be like, ‘What do you want this next chapter to sound like? How should it feel? What do I want to say?’” Jordin said, “and you know I have a lot to say so I’m excited!”
Jordin recently attended the Grammy nominees’ celebration and at her Instagram post Of herself on the red carpet, she wrote: “I look forward to celebrating and honoring some of the great contributions to the music industry over the last year! Congratulations to all nominees! I’m coming for mine 2023!”
Maybe some of her new music will earn her the coveted Grammy trophy.
“American Idol” is currently in its 20th season. It airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time on ABC.
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