From an early age, Robert Cristian Jordan was exposed to a unique
mix of musical and theatrical influences. This, combined with his love for
movies, formed the basis for what he now calls "Cinematic Pop,” where he
envisions stories playing out in his mind before writing them down as
songs. Robert is no stranger to performing either; at just 15 years old, he
was featured on international television as a professional wrestling
manager with the Global Wrestling Federation.
What inspired you to create your unique style of music that you call
I've always been inspired by the power of storytelling and how movies can
transport you to different worlds and evoke such strong emotions. I wanted
to create music that had that same effect – music that could take you on a
journey and tell a story. So, I started experimenting with blending the epic,
cinematic feel of film scores with pop music’s catchy, upbeat energy, and
that's how my “Cinematic Pop” style was born.
Can you share more about the themes and inspirations behind your
first album, Phoenix Rising?
Sure! Phoenix Rising is a story about resilience and overcoming adversity.
My experiences inspire it as a single dad and the challenges my kids and I
have faced together. But it's also a story many people can relate to – the
idea of rising from the ashes and becoming stronger in the face of
adversity. I wanted the music to be uplifting, and inspirational but also
emotional and raw. I also took the opportunity to become my own
superhero in the corresponding music video (available on
How do you balance your career in healthcare with your passion for
music, and what advice do you have for others trying to balance
Balancing a career in healthcare and a passion for music can be
challenging. Still, it’s all about time management and setting priorities. I
ensure that my music-related tasks and gigs are around my work schedule
and that my family comes first. My advice for others trying to balance
multiple passions is to prioritize and plan as much as possible. Also, feel
free to ask for help or delegate tasks if needed. It's important to remember
that you can't do everything alone, and that's okay.
What can fans expect from your upcoming album, “Laying in the
Ashes,” and how will it differ from your first album?
As for my upcoming album, "Laying in the Ashes," fans can expect more
up-tempo songs than my first album, "Phoenix Rising." The theme of
positivity will still be present, but this album will have a slightly different
sound with more rock instruments added. There will likely be a new chapter
(song) to the Phoenix story, too.
Jordan recently founded PhoenixRisingMusic.Foundation, is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization that aims to promote and protect artistic expression –
particularly music. The charity is dedicated to creating an equitable platform
for undiscovered performing artists by providing them fair compensation for
their performances while raising funds for other musical nonprofits