Review: "The End" - Jordan Hart
With everything happening in politics and the world right now, I think Jordan Hart’s “The End” has been released at the best possible time when negativity seems to be taking over. A song about hope and letting bygones be bygones, “The End” is a big, full-bodied, folky pop song with a choir meant to bridge the gaps between our differences. Inspired by the rift caused by family and friends having differing political views, Hart simply wants "The End" to be a song for everyone; it shows that the best music brings together people of all differences under an umbrella of good tunes.
“The End” is folky, twangy, and a real blast to listen to. Like an anthem, it is uplifting in all the best ways; it reminds me of the 2010-era pop songs that were about self-empowerment and loving yourself, but with “The End” the goal is more about keeping your eyes on the horizon. The instrumentals are fantastic– the strings are quintessential folk and the growing choir is everything that I could’ve wished for from a song such as this one. As Hart’s voice twines with the song, it becomes inextricably clear that his vocals were made for lyrics such as these; the chorus is a glowing beacon of hope, singing, “Hallelujah, I’ll get to ya/In the end.” “The End” is the kind of song that grows as it runs; the tune fills your chest, the vocals hum in your ears, and all you can feel is a quiet optimism that everything will be alright in the end.
Jordan Hart is a gold-certified producer and singer-songwriter based in Toronto. His debut single, “I Don’t Want to Let You Go,” released in 2020 to massive success, garnering over 4.4 million plays on Spotify. His music has also gained notable placements on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, and Manifest. Often categorized as contemporary with a soul influence, Hart’s style is the type that moves hearts with his passionate vocals and expressive songwriting. While “The End” is Hart’s most recent release, he is also working on his first full-length album, which is slated to release sometime in 2023. “The End” is worth every listen, as Hart highlights the need to maintain optimism in today’s world, which is best done through good music.
Written By Alexa Leung
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