Listen As Pop-Rock Group HUNDRED HANDED’s Front-Man, Jordan McGraw Discusses the Band’s Sound, Motto and Biggest Inspirations!
Posted On 09 Oct 2015
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A few years after meeting for the first time on a tour bus, Jordan McGraw (lead vocals, guitar) and Drew Langan (drums) are creating some of the most memorable music of their lives. Joining forces with Matt Black (bassist), the three musicians come together as Hundred Handed, a high energy pop trio.
One of the key lines in their fresh debut single, “Love Me Like The Weekend,” creates the perfect snapshot of their lighthearted aesthetic: “We stop watching clocks/Like It’s Saturday/We stop watching clocks/And Let Go!”
Check out the official lyric video here:
Caught up in a whirlwind songwriting tear since forming in 2015, the L.A. based band co-produced “Love Me Like The Weekend” and other tracks set for their upcoming debut collection with indie producer Eddie Jackson and co-writer The Golden Hippie. They are also working with songwriter/producer Mike Green (Paramore, 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low) to finish the album. Behind the scenes, they’ve also got the Midas ears of David Foster encouraging them and paving the way for success. Though he’s not formally credited, the legendary, multi-Grammy winning songwriter and producer– also the chairman of Verve Music Group – has played a key unofficial role in Hundred Handed’s creative development as mentor and songwriting coach.
“We got into music because we wanted to have a great time making music that mattered to us,” Jordan says, “and suddenly we became something we didn’t feel connected to. This heavy path was not a world we wanted to be in. At the time, we weren’t sure what our future direction was going to be, but Stars in Stereo wasn’t it. We were on our way to the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, FL. Drew and I were on the plane and we looked at each other, like, ‘This is not it.’ After that show, we decided to come home and start writing some new music that was completely different. After a few misses, we tapped into the sound that became Hundred Handed, and suddenly a world of new possibilities opened up.”
Learn more about the guys of Hundred Handed and their music in the following All Access interview: