Leslie Jordan is a creative artist living with her husband and son on lush Tennessee land just outside Nashville. She served on staff and led worship at an eclectic church just south of Nashville—made up of a large portion of artists—for ten years. From 2010-2018, Leslie comprised one half of the GRAMMY-nominated group, All Sons & Daughters. She is currently one of the Integrity Music Publishing staff writers, and co-founded the Nashville-based non-profit, The Fold, where she now serves as Executive Director. Leslie recently released her version of the song ‘Love Will Never Fail (Corinthians 13).’
Hobbies/Interests Apart from Music:
time with family, hosting gatherings, rest
Very First Musical Purchase:
Boys II Men, II
If you had only five words to describe your new album, it would be…?
A safe place to be.
Do you have a favorite song from the new album? Why?
No, I love them all equally. They were written with some of my closest friends so they are all connected to fond moments/memories for me. And sonically, they each have their own individuality…like kids, I suppose.
What led you to pursue a career or ministry in music?
Music has always been a river in my life, constantly streaming. And sometimes that river is quiet and still, and other times that river is wild and unpredictable. But it is always connected to a source and flowing toward something greater than itself. I’m thankful that music has taken on different forms in my life, whether it was as a worship leader, as a recording artist, as a songwriter, or as someone who deeply appreciates good music.
So I guess I would say I didn’t pursue it. It pursued me.
What are your hopes for the new project?
My hope is that folks who listen to this project are able to put them on in both moments of calm and in moments of chaos. That they don’t need anything from you…but that they accompany the listener wherever they are.
What was the last song you listened to on your playlist or stereo?
‘Eat, Sleep, Repeat’ by Copeland.
What was the last book you read?
Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola & George Barna
Name a song that you wish you’d written (and why).
‘Us Against the World’ by Coldplay.
How did you arrive at the name of your new album?
It is a line from the song, ‘Good God.’
All that I need to know is this
(You are a good God)
The maker of Heaven calls me His
(You are a good God)
I believe all of the songs speak to the nature of God. There are a lot of things that are hard to sort out in life right now, so I have to keep returning to what I know to be true. Each of these songs really supports that evidence of God’s presence, goodness, and promise.
What can listeners expect in terms of the sound, style and lyrics?
I told my friend Jess who helped produce it that I wanted to make a worship album that sounded like Sufjan Stevens & The Weepies had a musical baby. Something that felt even and present. That didn’t build up too big, or sink too low. Consistent sonically throughout.
What was the songwriting process like on this record?
Each of these songs was written with other artists and recorded on their projects first! These are new versions of older songs.