Jordan Jones – Sabotage [Interview]

Tell us a few things about your new work Sabotage, what is the story behind it?

Sabotage is a high energy fun pop song about being triggered in a relationship and wanting to leave. The real story behind the song is the battle with the self we have when triggered because of stories and walls we’ve built to block ourselves from getting hurt. Holding on to these walls and stories often have a byproduct of self Sabotage. Thats what this song is for me. Its the battle I was going through internally when my relationship hit the 2 year mark and we were questioning if our core values and relationship goals lined up. I was fighting with should I say fuck it, walk away, and Sabotage myself because I was afraid to really dig deep and address what was blocking me from opening up fully. Or put in the work and break through the stories I tell my self. I chose to walk away in Sabotage which made me see through the bullshit I was telling myself. Writing this song helped remind me that putting in the work is always the better path.

How do you know it’s time to leave a relationship??

If we’ve legitimately exhausted all other options then we should know if the relationship serves us or not. It’s important to really look at yourself with an honest perspective before leaving a relationship. It’s so easy to blame others for the mistakes they’ve made but have we taken accountability for our own actions? Has our partner or friend or family member expressed some concerns that have fallen on deaf ears? Are we holding ourselves with the same accountability as we hold others to. I can only speak for my self that it took me really deconstructing my self to see that I wasn’t hearing what my partner needed for the relationship to grow. In that process I was able to hone in on what I needed in the relationship and was able to clearly communicate that with me partner as well. So in short, if we can’t find a way to communicate with each other, if our goals and core values don’t match, and if one or both persons stops trying and/or don’t care to try then leaving the relationship may be the best decision for both parties.

What first got you into music?

I’ve always loved music from a young age. I grew up in a very religious family put for me music was always my religion of choice. Ive found more comfort in lyrics more then any bible. Because of that I found myself writing poetry at a young age then progressively writing songs. Music has always been there for me when I feel alone so I naturally feel like I just need to give back to the Church Of Music.

Favourite album of the past year?

Oh man thats a loaded question! Haha There were so many good albums this year but hands down I think one that really shook my world was when Ab-Soul dropped Herbert. Fuck I love everything about that album. The beats are the right amount of old school and lyrically….mind blown. I was also really in to the August 08 albums Towards The Sun and Towards The Moon. Which as we know were later combined to make Seasick. Love the sounds and direction of the production with that release. I know you asked for my favorite but I also need to shout out to SZA for dropping SOS. Damn that shit hits different!

What would be your dream performance venue?

Damn! No question my dream venue to perform at is Madison Square Garden. Period.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Fuck the judgment of others and create art from a place of pure courageous vulnerability. And just put it out.

Future plans?

I’m in the studio all year pushing singles again. Working on putting the funds together to drop an EP. I’ve got an acoustic version of Sabotage coming. Just playing shows, create more music, and connect with other artists. I’d love to collab with other artists this year and just create a solid community.

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Jordan Jones – Flawless [Interview]

Flawless sounds honest, charming and very chill indeed. Tell us a few things about it, what is the story behind it?

Flawless is about my ideal Sunday. I love chillin in bed with my person and listening to my new favourite track of the week on repeat. I really wanted to capture a Sunday Vibes Only kinda feeling on this track. We all get caught up in the day-to-day bullshit and forget about just being in the moment.

Where do you draw inspiration from in general?

I pull inspiration from my life experience. I feel drawing inspiration from what is happening in my reality makes for more genuine and relatable art.

Is honesty always the best policy?

The simple answer is yes but I feel there is a lot of depth to that question. Something I try to live by is the ideal of being ruthlessly compassionate. Not everyone is in a place in their journey to accept that philosophy in the moment so it’s always smart to be able to read the room ya know.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

Love this question. Music has always been a religion for me here is a list of artists that have really touched my soul.. Micheal Jackson, Ray Charles, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Robert Johnson, Sublime, NOFX, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Son House, Operation Ivy, The Doors, H.E.R., Halsey, Jay-Z, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Eminem, Jacob Banks, Summer Walker, Al Green, Anderson.Paak, Billie Holiday, blackbear, Billy Joel, Bruno Mars, Cautious Clay, Chris Botti, Dr. Dre, Frank Ocean, GIVEON, Halsey, Kid Kudi, Leon Bridges, Post Malone, 6lack… man I could go on and on honestly. Outside of music Jay Shetty is someone that has inspired me to to chase the unknown. Dig that shit.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

I’d say my biggest challenge as an artist is just being able to create art as a main source of income. I’m looking forward to the day when I’m able to give 100% of my time to my art.

Favourite music related film?

Damn! Haha so many solid music related films. I’d have to say the movie Ray. Jamie Foxx crushed that role! I’ve watched that movie well over 30 times.

You’d give up making music for…

Nothing. It will always be a part of my reality. I wouldn’t be able to be the best version of myself if I wasn’t able to make music.

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Jordan Jones – Break My Heart [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words:

Vulnerable, Chill, Genuine

Tell us a few things about your new song ‘Break My Heart’. What is the main idea behind it?

My debut single ‘Break My Heart’ is a true story song inspired by my 10-year relationship ending abruptly one month before our wedding. Its the sonic representation of human fragility that touches on loss, self reflection, and healing from it. I used the pain from loss to fire a dream and hope that my story can inspire others to do the same. Life is too fucking short man, chase that shit and don’t look back!

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

I really try to be vulnerable in everything I write. I feel the most personal and honest lyric in ‘Break My Heart’ specifically is “I know our shit got crazy baby, I barely got through, and thats the truth. I almost killed myself over you”. I hit an all-time low and the moment I decided the life was worth living I wrote this song and jumped in the studio. I genuinely was struggling with purpose when I was going through the experience and in the process of healing I found that spreading love is my purpose. I hope my art continues do that even when I can’t physically be present.

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

That’s an interesting questions because they both have there perks. Writing really helps get my shit out, find balance and perspective but there is nothing like the energy of being on stage performing. If I’m being completely honest, performing scares the shit out of me every time I’m about to go on stage. But while I am up there nothing else exists in that moment and thats a special feeling that can’t be replicated.

What would you change in the music industry?

I love love so I think the only thing I would change about the industry is to see more unconditional love and support for each other. We’re all just chasing a dream and watching friends succeed is so inspiring.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

‘Break My Heart’ is about heart break and I feel it’s a song that people would listen to when they really want to dig deep and feel into their feelings. I like to mix it up though. No one wants to be sad all the time! haha I dig writing upbeat vibes as well. My second single ‘Stumble’ which comes out March 4th is chill and fun.

What is the most useless talent you have?

Haha fuck I don’t know. Uhm…. I’m pretty good at beer pong!

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