Jordon Zadorozny has been releasing music as Blinker The Star since back in 1994. He has done almost everything an artist would want to do. He got a major label record deal. He’s written music with and for artists like Lindsey Buckingham, Chris Cornell, and Courtney Love. He’s played in some amazing venues and lived the rock and roll life.
You may think that over 25 years into his career, he might be satisfied with cranking out songs that sound like they were written in the mid-’90s. But that just isn’t the case. Jordon has been steadily writing and releasing fresh-sounding music for years. Case in point, Blinker’s new single, “Silent Types.”
The song has its influences in early ’80s Cure and New Order but with a grittier sound. That is partly Jordon’s writing, partly the people he collaborated with on the track. While Jordon does most of the heavy lifting, he gets some help from longtime friends. Bob Wilcox plays the synths in the song, while Ken Stringfellow of The Posies sings backing vocals.
At one point in the song, seagulls enter the picture. That was the inspiration for the lead guitar line played by Paul D’Amour, formerly of Tool and currently playing with Ministry.
Stream “Silent Types” by Blinker the Star on YouTube:
According to Jordon, he wrote the song mainly on bass. It’s easy to tell once it kicks in. But that is not how he normally writes music, so this song is a bit of a departure. It was recorded, produced, mixed, mastered, and released all by Jordon. And like his last few releases, the artwork was done by the very talented Victor Malang.
Jordon has been writing a lot during the lockdown. Hopefully there will be a lot more to come in the weeks and months to come.