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Talk Dark Friend is at an end
7:40am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
ONE of Thurrock’s best-loved musical artists is putting away his keyboard and taking a break.
After six albums, four T-Fest appearances and an abundance of shows across Europe, Tall Dark Friend is travelling to Scandinavia to write a novel.
But prior to that, the Tilbury singer is releasing an album, likely to be available through iTunes by early February.
Before reflecting on seven years as an unsigned artist, that began as he taught himself piano while battling illness, Tall Dark Friend, 24-year-old Jordan Gray, told of his pride in his latest offering.
The album is called See My Bones and comprises the unique vocal, piano finesse, considered lyrics and dark undertone that has made Jordan a local star.
“I’m really proud of it,” he said. “It’s my best work yet. “This is album number six. The first three were recorded at home, on my keyboard. Then album five was an electro album.
“This one jumps away from electro. It’s more thought out and I love the fact every song is someone’s favourite.”
The album features More Than Mates, a track similar to the sound being touted by Scouting For Girls. There will be a video to accompany this song, released before Jordan takes his break.
Last Thursday, he performed his last show in Las Iguanas, at Lakeside.
He said: “It’s been the best thing in the world. As soon as I stopped, I knew I was going to miss it.
“I would like to thank James Kavanagh, my video producer, Arthur Walwin, the music producer who played a huge part in putting the new album together, and Terry Crouch, who has been everything from a sound engineer to promoter.
“They’ve made my ideas work.”
Jordan also reserved special thanks for his mum Terri and father Simon.
To hear Tall Dark Friend and see his videos, visit www.talldarkfriend.com