Sidedoor’s very own Jordan Astra is back with an incredible single “Starting from Scratch”, marking the beginning of a new era for the multi-talented artist. The artist, producer, and engineer is back in Toronto and taking the city by storm, building an incredible platform founded on skill, collaborations, and unbridled talent.
Astra began his journey as a singer, engineer, and producer in Melbourne, Australia, experimenting with genres and techniques to perfect his distinct sound. His style is a masterful blend of uptempo R&B and Nu-Funk. His solo work, as well as his collaborations with Four, Kapok and Misha have amassed over 1.7M streams to date, with the future looking bright and limitless.
Now with a recognizable, Pharrell-meets-Andersoon Paak style, and 35+ records under his belt, he is on a relentless rise to stardom, growing his Canadian fanbase through local performances, appearances, and collaborations. A man of many talents, Astra is also Sidedoor’s iconic interview host, his credentials including conversations with Jessie Reyez, Don Toliver, and NLE Choppa.
At his most recent, sold-out show, the city was buzzing with excitement as Astra announced the latest single, and the upcoming EP “Man from East”. Astra shared that “most people are simultaneously prepared for and afraid of the unknown and its possibilities. I want this song, and my upcoming EP, to connect to those who will try despite limitations and fear of failure, who won’t give up in the face of uncertainty.” A most timely project, “Man from East” will be the perfect send-off for 2023, with Astra’s positive, upbeat energy closing off the year.
Get excited for the release date of “Man from East”. To accompany the beginning of this new era, Astra is back with a music video for the single directed by Toronto’s Charles ‘Stanislaw’ Graham and Enrique Soto, and it is out now!