Derek Jordan’s new project, Decoded, releases a sometimes rocking four track EP entitled “The Split” on April 17 that features a good time, however doesn’t quite reach the levels you might expect after working with producer Davey Julson-Rieley (Billy Corgan, Skillet).
The tracks come together nicely, with the guitars during the chorus of “I Really Hate You” highlighting the work; however the lazy lyrics on the song take something away from the overall package. Jordan’s unique voice is a saving grace in all the tracks especially “Imperfect for Each Other” as he sounds like Jim Lindberg without the masterful guitar work of Fletcher Dragge backing him up. It’s a great sound, something unique from all the scream-core and soft spoken bands flooding radio stations today, and should take him far.
The EP is a great sampling of the different types of tracks Decoded aims to put out, with some fine-tuning of the lyrics and song writing, and a clear-cut single to bring in an audience, the band is poised to take off in the Alt Rock scene.