Dutch singer and songwriter Caro Emerald (Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw) has returned to the music business scene under the ambiguous name “The Jordan”. In the summer of 2022, Total Ntertainment had revealed the Dutch singer and songwriter Caroline Van der Leeuw to be “The Jordan”. Caroline Van der Leeuw the voice behind new act The Jordan.
The reason Caroline chose this new alias is because she wanted a brand new fresh start under a different name to record her music under. She wanted a new identity that would fit her new outlook as a singer and songwriter. So through her acts of self-determination and empowerment, she decided to rename herself “The Jordan” after years of issues of identity, internal sorrow, repressed feelings, and doubt nonetheless.
Caroline says, “The freedom of starting out with a new name is huge – it immediately tells people that this is a brand new start. Taking another alias that sounded a bit like Caro Emerald would have been too confusing. But I didn’t want to ‘become’ someone else, I just wanted to be me. And that’s reflected in the choice of the name The Jordan. It’s a reference to the neighbourhood I grew up in, and where I first discovered that I had a voice.”
Her new album will be released under the name “The Jordan” on February 10, 2023 on the Cooking Vinyl label. The title of her new album will be The Jordan – Nowhere Near The Sky. The first three singles from the album were released in summer 2022. The first three singles from the album are “You Don’t Even Know Me”, “Dancing Naked in the Sun”, and “The Room”.