LISTEN: Jordan Brooker Celebrates Life’s ‘Lowlights’
There’s magic in the mundane, and one thing is for sure: Jordan Brooker is determined to find it.
The alt-rocker and Indiana native released “Lowlights” last week. The new single reflects on the routine moments in our lives that, in actuality, comprise most of our time here on Earth.
“The song talks about finding value in the mundane parts of our lives that we often tend to overlook; in some ways, critiquing our reliance and excessive use of social media,” Brooker said. “I’m just tired of feeling like my life needs to be exciting or picturesque all the time, and then feeling awful when it’s not. Most of my days are pretty much doing normal, everyday stuff. And there’s so much to enjoy there. I just have to look for it.”
Co-written alongside Wesley Steed, the tune takes inspiration from the late 90s and early 2000s alternative rock that Brooker loves, capturing the electric feeling of a live rock and roll show. Thematically, “Lowlights” came together after a conversation Brooker had with his father.
“This song was just a title for a really long time before it was a song. It sat in the notes on my phone for over a year, and I could never quite put my finger on what it was supposed to be — until I was talking to my dad one day,” Brooker notes. “He mentioned something very mundane or ordinary that he was doing as a ‘lowlight’ — as opposed to a highlight — and the idea clicked with me in an instant.”
In the end, Brooker sends a message to listeners that it’s OK to live an ordinary life, as long as it’s a life you enjoy.
“I hope the song helps people appreciate the everyday stuff. All of the quieter moments,” he said. “That’s where we grow as people, and it’s really easy to overlook the value of that. I also hope it gives people an idea of what I care about. At this point in my life, I really just care about love and connection.”
Connect with your own “Lowlights” and stream this one below!