Above and beyond, Jordn is a Los Angeles transplant that has a narrow focus with a universal understanding: live with purpose, follow your dreams.
Jordn is a native to a relatively unknown island in the Caribbean called Dominica. His sound is equally motivating and poignant, a humbling perspective against the backdrop of a cinematic soundscape. That’s the formula.
After collaborating with numerous artists, including co-writing songs for Chris Brown’s Indigo album “You Like That”, “Part of the Plan” and “Cheetah,” Jordn is gearing up to release his EP High Hopes. The first single “Blessed” immediately sets the tone for his upcoming project .“Blessed” drips with deep emotions and biting verses intertwined with smooth melodic runs, entrancing vocals, and powerfully dark downtempo hip-hop production by producer Nico. The track screams perseverance and self-mastery through heavy beats that ignite the soul.
After co-writing Chris Brown songs “You Like That, “Part of the Plan,” and “Cheetah” from his Indigo album, Jordn’s new single is a raw and thought-provoking track that has the artist reflecting on himself and life in its entirety, while setting the stage for his upcoming body of work.
“This song for me really was me giving myself a pep talk. I was feeling really down at that point in time for whatever reason, and I wanted to remind myself that I was actually doing a good job. It wasn’t just luck that ended me up here and I truly have something to share through what I create whether it’s by myself or collaboratively,” confides Jordn.
“Blessed” drips with deep emotions and biting verses intertwined with smooth melodic runs, entrancing vocals, and powerfully dark downtempo hip-hop production by producer Nico. The track screams perseverance and self-mastery through heavy beats that evoke emotion and move the soul.
Tell us about the genesis of your project. How did you get to where you are now?
A lot of self-doubts, a lot of broken expectations. This project started is just me wanting to believe in myself again, I try to put energy into myself first now, to make sure I’m good before I try to fill up someone else’s cup.
How would you describe the highs and lows of being an artist?
The highs are to me are when I’m super creative and the feel-good vs being in a space where you can’t even get a single good idea out.
What’s a musical guilty pleasure of yours?
Man, I love Adele, she’s amazing.
What are some sources of inspiration for you?
I love taking walks, that helps clear my mind and get creative juices flowing.
also listening to 90s R&B and Hip Hop, even having a conversation with someone can spark an idea
Who is an artist that you look up to more than others today?
Drake, for sure
Favorite activity to blow off some steam?
i look for a good show to watch, probably something comedic to get a good laugh
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about
Blessed is a moody late-night drive contemplating life kind of song lol it came about with me just thinking about literally how blessed I am to be doing what I love doing, though it can get tough sometimes.
What are some things you do to deal with anxiety and creative blocks?
Just doing something that has nothing to do with music, might read a book, might watch something on TV. i think inspiration comes from different places and seing an image or hearing a sound could just help us tap into something new.
What’s the future looking like for you?
More music, more releases, performances, all of that.
What inspires your visuals, videos, looks etc?
my style of music is on the moody mid-tempo side I like visuals that can complement the music
What is the most embarrassing memory and most proud moment of your career so far ?
I don’t know if I’m embarrassed by anything that has happened so far, I think I’m just enjoying the journey whether things don’t go exactly how I want it and it’s a learning lesson or things working out for the best.
What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
someone told me to “start even if you have no idea what you’re doing you’ll figure it out as it goes”, or maybe I read that somewhere but definitely in my opinion great advice.
Where do you think the music and entertainment industry is headed after this past year?
I think it’s headed in a great place, more music and content are going to be needed at the rate things are being consumed right now, which puts every creator in a better position to be discovered.