Opens Up About His Transition From Rock Music To His Christian Project, "Beloved"
Caroline Lusk, CCM Magazine
Centricity Music's, Jordan Feliz, released
his debut project, "Beloved," on October 2nd. The first
single from it, "The River," reached #3 on Billboard's Contemporary Christian Music charts.
The followup single, "Never Too Far Gone" also made the Top 20.
And Jordan was named "New Artist of the Year" at the 48th Annual
The former mainstream rock artist delivers a soulful 10 song album,
produced by Joshua Silverberg (Michael W. Smith, Audio
Adrenaline) and Colby Wedgeworth (Lincoln Brewster, The
Maine), with the Song Sessions produced by Jared Fox.
Feliz brings a fresh, mainstream sound with Christian lyrics
that are resonating with fans and radio everywhere.
Jordan talked with Hallels.com about
how he got to this place...
Thanks for doing this interview with us. Prior to your
Christian release, you were fronting a rock group called "A
Current Affair." Tell us more about the kind of music you
used to make.
Of course! I'm happy to be able to share a bit of my
background with you. A Current Affair was a band that I became a
part of during my senior year in high school. We were writing
really heavy metal music with faith based lyrical content. Our
goal as a band was to be a light in the darkness and show people
the love of Christ.
then did you decide to record a Christian album?
I decided to
start pursuing Christian music the year after A Current Affair
broke up. I had been leading worship at a church and really felt
like God had laid the desire in my heart to create music that
would speak the love of God and show the world that Jesus is the
only true satisfaction in this life.
Is the recording and writing process of "Beloved" different
or similar to the making
a rock album?
It really is very different! Every record that I have created
has its certain challenges, but this project flowed so easily.
It was the first time I had been a part of creating music that
really felt like me.
us more about the album's lead single "The River." What
was the inspiration
behind this song?
A: 'The River' stems
from John 7:38: Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has
said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. The
song is truly an invitation to everyone. To the person who feels
they have lived their life by the book, or to the person who
feels they have so much baggage and are ashamed to take it to
Jesus. It's the opportunity to go down in amazing grace and to
rise up, being made new.