Consider Leslie Jordan as an Amy Winehouse fan.
Although the 67-year-old actor-songwriter didn’t know how to feel about the late singer at first after hearing her hit song “Rehab”, he revealed during an appearance on Radio. Apple Music Country’s Southern Voice broadcast on Monday (July 11) that the track and its underlying message really started to grow for him as he considered his own journey to sobriety. apple.
“I was very awake and I was very sober for a long time. And when I heard that song, it worried me because I thought, ‘Oh my, people don’t go to rehab now, they need to go to rehab.’ It made me very worried. I don’t think she should. Who is this, Amy Winehouse? I have to find her. And then I started thinking more about it,” Jordan told host Dave Cobb. “If you hear it near it, it’s a plea, I’m going to listen to my dad, I’m going to hear this, I’m not quite ready to go. And I thought, you know what? That’s the real essence of recovery right there. That is the essence of recovery. You can lead a horse to the water. You can’t make them drink. You can take Amy Winehouse and put her in rehab, and if she’s not ready… So, but I just love everything about it. “
Jordan explained that he couldn’t stop thinking about Winehouse’s music after hearing “Rehab” because “it was so resonant. It was something from the past with her. The actor also added that he and the gay community are very fond of the late female singer’s fashion sense. “Gay boys love her for her style, that big old black honeycomb, like something of a Ronnie Spector or something. I cannot find it. She just has all sorts of things, eyeliner and everything. So she’s doing her thing. I love it.”
The actor also took a brief moment to discuss his upcoming gospel album, Company coming soonand how he asked Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to appear on the LP.
Discussing how this partnership works, Jordan said, “I have a friend who might have a location in Hawaii, and through their neighbors there are the Vedders. So I went to Hawaii to visit my friend and he said, ‘Would you like to have dinner with Jill and Eddie?’ And I said, ‘Vedder?’ ‘Right!’ … [Vedder] he was on my album. “
After asking Vedder to lend his talent to the record, Jordan said, “We sent him a song that Danny Myrick and Travis Howard wrote for him, which turned out to be one of his favorite songs. My favorite in the album. And then when he sent us ‘Above Me’… he could do whatever he did and it was… oh, I just cried. I just sobbed. I consider him as a friend. I consider him a good friend.”
Listen to Jordan’s appearance on Southern Accent Radio here.
https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/leslie-jordan-amy-winehouse-rehab-nervous-1235112619/ Leslie Jordan Says Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ Made Him ‘Stressed’ – Billboard