The Voice season 9 winner Jordan Smith has been quiet for awhile. Real quiet! On May 21 he tweeted for the first time in 6 months, followed by silence until Sept 22, to post a tweet about, of all things, the Netflix docuseries, Tiger King.
But finally, the singer has a new song, a new label and a brand new genre.
“Angels We Have Heard (Glory Be)” is released through the Provident Label Group, a Sony Music Christian imprint, whose roster includes contemporary Christian artists such as Casting Crowns, Matthew West, and more.
The Kentucky native won The Voice as a member of Team Adam Levine back in the fall of 2015. After the show, Jordan signed with Universal Music Group. Signing with UMG is part of The Voice winner’s package. But unfortunately most winners are lucky to eventually drop a single with the label.
But Jordan managed THREE releases, including a Christmas album. His debut album Something Beautiful came out in 2016, followed by the Christmas set Tis the Season later that year. Jordan dropped Only Love in 2018. Also that year, he penned a song, “Ashes,” sung by Celine Dion for the Deadpool movie soundtrack.
But after 2018, other than news of a scary car crash, Jordan seemingly dropped out of sight until now. The singer was never shy about sharing his faith with fans, so the turn to Christian music isn’t surprising. Also, his classical style of singing, and the uplifting spirit of his pop output should transfer to Christian music quite nicely.
Only season 4 winner, Danielle Bradbery has managed to hang on to her Universal record deal longer (she signed to Big Machine Records in 2013). That Jordan got three albums out of the deal is impressive.
Check out Jordan Smith’s new Christmas song, which is a hybrid of the classic “Angels We Have Heard on High” mashed up with a contemporary message.