“The songs themselves are consistent musical experiences, each one possessing unique personality, flair and signature groove. From grooving “Limitations” to heartfelt and impassioned “Without You” this 6 track EP has something for just about everyone. The EP ends with Track 6 “Anyhow” the perfect finale statement for a CD of this caliber.”
“JORDAN OKREND "World Keeps Turnin" Born in NYC raised in Raleigh, NC and now calling home Purchase NY. Jordan is an inspiring singer/songwriter/performer that hits his mark with this EP release! Recently selected by Reverbnation to perform at the Move Music Festival in Albany NY on April 25th! I recommend you get out and catch Jordan live and pick up this heartfelt EP because The World Keeps Turning ..Anyway! I felt a great spiritual vibe to the title song that reflected a bit of Michael Franti vibe with a touch of Ben Harper. For those that follow Lenny Kravitz with a touch of Ed Sheerin this EP 6 song EP is a must!! I was fortunate enough to have Jordan perform for me at a very young tender age and I knew then he was destined for stardom!!”
“This is Gold Standard songwriting any way you slice it. Final Rating: 5/5 Stars”
"If you are looking for a true listening experience from an artist who is honest to himself and his audience, then allow this music to assimilate you into an authentic happening of auditory entertainment. "
"Jordan’s music is unparalleled, achieving a blend that possesses an unearthly power that invigorates the listener in a soulful and intimate experience. "
“Raleigh’s got a lot of talent—a lot of young talent. Jordan Okrend falls into that category and does not disappoint his loyal fans with his latest EP “Rising Up.” The six song masterpiece...”
“A new music video by a young Raleigh musician seeks to show the impact of depression and anxiety on young people who feel too stigmatized to talk about their problems. Jordan Okrend, 20, just released “Bottled Up,” a single from his upcoming EP. He hopes the song and video will remind young adults plagued by depression to open up in order to heal.”
“If he isn't bigger than John Mayer in a few years there's something radically wrong with the music biz.”
“Jordan Okrend is quite possibly the most talented acoustic musician I have seen in a long time. With a voice much like John Mayer, Jordan captures the listeners’ attention and sends them into a world of smooth guitar and clever lyrics. I caught myself swaying to the jazzy edge to the music. Though playing at an acoustically unfriendly venue, he sounded wonderful.”
“Jordan Okrend is a singer/songwriter from Raleigh, NC. He may be only 19, but his sound is quite developed and has a destined drive to make an impact on the scene.”
“Raleigh, NC—Jordan Okrend is only 19 years old, but you would never guess it judging from the level of talent displayed in his songwriting and vocal ability. His voice has a crystal clear tone to it that is popular in today’s mainstream. ”
"19 yr. old Local Phenomenon Jordan Okrend plays his own unique mix of originals, with a few fun covers thrown in for good measure. But, you're not going to believe he's only 19. This kid can wail"