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Face The Wall

by Jordana

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loganbougie
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loganbougie pop, but slightly to the left...and perfectly executed on top of it. 10/10 album Favorite track: Catch My Drift.
cujo_1975
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cujo_1975 i absolutely LOVE the album, i went to see you guys the night the album dropped in ATL and the second i got home i played the album on repeat. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!! keep up the good work! i look forward to seeing you again soon! Favorite track: Pressure Point.
2017onthenightofhalloween
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2017onthenightofhalloween I love all the songs and i feel like though they are all from the lofi/bedroompop genre they all have their own uniquness and sound. Jordana ILY Favorite track: To The Ground.
cheddahz
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cheddahz a fun ass indie pop album that never overstays its welcome Favorite track: I Mean That.
zee!!
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zee!! amazing album from an amazing artist Favorite track: Why.
carrrson
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carrrson I got the cassette of this album about 2 months before it was actually supposed to be officially released. And I listened to it so often during that time. Just an amazing album. Favorite track: Catch My Drift.
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1.
You know you put yourself through this Caved into another blissed out wish Try not to let the panic stick and Breathe in breathe back out From under my last hit New town, but with the same old shit again Try not to let the panic stick and Breathe in breathe back out Wake up, countdown The freakout is over now Hold tight I’m cracking the joint when i hit my pressure point Can’t help but breathe the ambers in New town, but with the same old shit agin In the company of distant friends I breathe in, breathe back out Take that magic Start to panic Cannot stand it Breathe in, breathe back out Wake up, countdown The freakout is over now Hold tight I’m cracking the joint when I hit my pressure point Wake up, countdown The freakout is over now Hold tight I’m cracking the joint when I hit my pressure point
2.
Get Up 02:57
What if I told you you were capable of being loved, baby? Would you believe me, or would you tell me that I’m full of shit? I don’t think you realize what other people see you as Aside from that critical mind you have You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up get up, get up, get up, get up You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up get up, get up, get up, get up You gotta ~ Whenever you wake up in the morning time Do you Take a step back from that mirror-line? You should Tell yourself more often that what you’ve gotten, you deserve it You know it’s in there it just takes some proper realization to get up, get up, get up, get up, get up get up, get up, get up, get up You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up get up, get up, get up, get up You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up get up, get up, get up, get up You gotta
3.
Play Fair 02:25
My, My tongue is bleeding From biting to be silent while we’re meeting You, You don’t know how to say it But you don’t know what you’re missing Look, the clock is ticking You better get yourself around here To explain just what you feel [or else!] I think that you have been acting strange It’s fine if you think it’s a game, but Could you please play fair with me? So don’t give me shit!.. For wanting more of (this) This, This match is short The time is almost up So gather what you can just to be sure Look, the clock is ticking You better get yourself around here I’ll show you the brand new plan [listen] I think that you have been acting strange It’s fine if you think it’s a game, but Could you please play fair with me? So don’t give me shit!.. For wanting more of this... ..think it’s a game, but Could you please play fair with me? Look, the clock is ticking [no time left] You better get yourself around here I’ll show you the brand new plan [listen]
4.
I Mean That 02:56
My room is a mess But strangely I feel at home Wahed up and washed out Burnt out into a drought Woken up by the sun Wish I could overcome Instead I am numb Take me back, take me back Let me learn all over again (let me learn, over again) I mean that, I mean that How to live like I did then (it’s not the end, I’ll say when) Step out of this body Try to see what they see I reckon that maybe they’ll say not to be so hard on me When it’s all said and done Wish I could overcome Instead I am numb Take me back, take me back Let me learn all over again (let me learn, over again) I mean that, I mean that How to live like I did then (it’s not the end, I’ll say when) ~ Take me back, take me back Let me learn all over again (let me learn, over again) I mean that, i mean that How to live like i did then (it’s not the end, I’ll say when) Take me back, take me back Let me learn all over again (let me learn, over again) I mean that, i mean that How to live like i did then (it’s not the end, I’ll say when)
5.
Go Slow 03:20
I face the wall Eyes closed and all Wait for at least One tear to fall Not gonna lie I couldn’t take another night I’ll go slow I could lose another race I’ve been living life in record time I know Eventually I’ll be alright Never been too late to change my mind Focus has never been a friend of mine Half the time I’m not sure if I’m flying I’ll try For certainty that I might find Nothing works unless I take the time The thoughts I circulated then Are leaking out my ears again I’m looking for a sign How to walk the line I’m running out of ‘why’s’ I see the bed where roses lie I’ll go slow I could lose another race I’ve been living life in record time I know Eventually I’ll be alright Never been too late to change my mind Focus has never been a friend of mine Half the time I’m not sure if I’m flying I’ll try For certainty that I might find Nothing works unless I take the time
6.
Do you catch my drift? Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Are you on this wave? Is the tide too high for you to stick around? ‘Cause I want to go sailing Never had a chance Would you maybe stay so we could make it happen? Take my hand Stand up to dance Yeah, you drive me insane Oh no! I’d hate to say I told you so You know! It’s a waste, just let it go Misbehave No need to fake Go home It’s no mistake No mistake to be alone Am I option 2? Do you think it’s chill for you to pick and choose? Could’ve been kinda nice But you don’t have the time Made me wait For great escape But you drive me insane Oh no! I’d hate to say I told you so You know! It’s a waste, just let it go Misbehave No need to fake Go home It’s no mistake No mistake to be alone Ohh woah! I’d hate to say I told you so Ohh woah! It’s no mistake to be alone ~ Made me wait For great escape But you drive me insane Oh no! I’d hate to say I told you so You know! It’s a waste, just let it go Misbehave No need to fake Go home It’s no mistake No mistake to be alone Ohh woah! I’d hate to say I told you so Ohh woah! It’s no mistake to be alone
7.
There’s a million things in the world I should be thinking of right now Except for this Except for this Maybe I could write the words out to bring them forward But I don’t think that it’s possible At least at the moment Wait for it Like you used to It comes naturally It just takes a few Months or years Even a second Remember when you were younger It takes time And it’s easier if you actually try I want this I know this I need this To come on back to me Wait for it Like you used to It comes naturally It just takes a few I want this I know this I need this To come on back to me I need this to come on back to me I need this to come on back to me I want this I know this I need this To come on back to me
8.
Accountability Is something that should not be new to me At all, at all Taking all responsibility Trying to be what I’m longing to be Every time shit seems so figured out It burrows back into dirt Take off all these filthy clothes And rid of that muddy shirt Gotta get this head at ease It’s not that I need your help or anything But if you’d like to start me off That would be pretty cool please If you could maybe Throw me to the ground Make me feel alive Don’t say I’ll get found I’ll do it myself Find a light A way to civilization The purest form of cultivation All the way from square one Hunt and gatherer type run Gotta restart everything It’s not like I want your help or anything Just Throw me to the ground Make me feel alive Don’t say I’ll get found I’ll do it myself Throw me to the ground (throw me down) Make me feel alive (make me feel) Don’t say I’ll get found (don’t say it) I’ll do it myself (I’ll do it) (honey)
9.
You put it up on the shelf Like it didn’t mean anything else Collecting the dust And the words you said they don’t add up Will it ever end? There’s no way of knowing When it’s hard to pretend Just know it’s only Difficult for now It’s difficult for now Difficult for now Try convincing yourself There’s a way to explain the way you felt Alone in your head And the thoughts you think, they go unsaid Show yourself how to feel alive again Will it ever end? A new way of coping Til the day that we’re dead We keep going and know that it’s only Difficult for now It’s difficult for now Difficult for now It’s difficult for now Difficult for now It’s difficult for now Difficult for now It’s difficult for now
10.
Why 03:56
Why do Why do Why do I give a damn? Give a damn? Why should Why should Why should I even care? Why should I even care? Always got some sort of problem Going on Going on Praying to a god I don’t even believe in Oh, God, what’s wrong? All of the shit I did in my youth Seen in the darkest point of view Anxieties the house What the hell am I supposed to do with that? Why do Why do Why do I give a damn? Give a damn? Why should Why should Why should I even care? Why should I even care? Always got some sort of problem Going on Oh, God, what’s wrong? Scary truth to acknowledge But I’ll do it anyway I don’t have a say What is inside of that brain of yours? Always thought that there is so much more The past has made it tainted There’s no going back Why should I care? Why do I give a damn? Why should I care? Why do I give a damn?

about

Jordana’s mission is simple: keep trying to be her, even when it's hard. So it's no surprise perseverance and self-discovery are central themes on the upcoming record Face The Wall, out May 20th on Grand Jury.

“It can be something as simple as realizing I wanted to go vegan, or that it didn’t matter that I liked both girls and boys. Or it could be something as complex as God,” she says moving into a conversation about the Maryland church her family attended as a child. “It was a big part of my upbringing. I really tried to reconcile that with my identity as I started to mature, but I got older and realized it just wasn't me. I had to face that fact.”

But carving her path -- being who she wasn't in order to find out who she actually was -- is part of what Face The Wall (“and life!” Jordana points out) is all about. “I don't know if I would have found the violin if I didn't have that church part of my upbringing,” Jordana wonders aloud, tossing out jokes about how the experience of watching someone playing at her church would eventually turn her into an “orchestra rat,” or how it led her to busking on the boardwalk of her town of North Beach, Maryland as a 13-year-old.

But Jordana didn’t find herself on stage until she truly found herself on an iPod Touch, where she cobbled together homespun pop songs on a GarageBand app in her bedroom that catapulted her to where she is today. Since debuting that first bedroom pop single “Jackie’s 15” on Bandcamp at 17, Jordana’s amassed a legion of online followers and fans, collaborated with a fellow rising stars like the producer MELVV, Magdalena Bay, and TV Girl, and landed a contract with the NYC mainstay indie label Grand Jury.

In 2020, she released a slew of singles and two EPs, Something to Say and To You, during a year in which most artists found themselves flailing under lockdown. But despite all of her success, the future didn’t gleam as brightly as promised: relationships dissolved, she moved across the country alone, and the world got pretty depressing for everyone. So, while Face the Wall is Jordana’s most confident and kaleidoscopic album to date, it’s also a direct confrontation with the self that traffics in catharsis over pathos, empowerment over defeat.

The relationships Jordana’s made with other musicians wouldn’t have been possible without social media, where she met the people she now counts as close friends and collaborators. “I’ve been on Twitter and Instagram since I was 12 or 13 and have met a lot of people just by being online, including lasting friendships made through my Strokes fan pages,” she says, laughing. “It’s weird to take a step back and analyze how you got somewhere. I met some people on a website, moved to a different state, made a lot of lifelong besties, got a tour offer from one of my favorite bands (TV Girl), signed a deal, moved to New York, and now I’m about to tour on my own to promote an album with a producer I worked with in LA.” When her management team reached out via DM, Jordana worried it could’ve been a scam, but when they flew her out to New York from Wichita to meet them, she knew she was, in her words, “living the dream.” “Twitter can be a cursed place,” Jordana says, but she loves it for what it gave her: a community.

While the lyrics on Face the Wall seem to be hellbent on self-betterment, the instrumentation and production proves that Jordana’s talent is big enough to buoy her nascent career. Though her earliest songs were self-produced, she unearths new possibilities in collaboration and working alongside friends on this album made the experience of mining these ideas a little less lonely. “My work ethic has gotten so much better, and I’m grateful for that,” she says, acknowledging that sometimes you need someone else to help spark inspiration.

That resolution, to seek out the slivers of light in the dimmest corridors, makes Face the Wall a triumphant album, one Jordana considers the apex of her career thus far. “It’s hard to even think that I could write something better than this in the future, it feels like my best work,” she says, a bit nervously, then pauses for what feels like a full minute. “But I’ll figure it out. Even if it’s hard.”

credits

released May 20, 2022

Executive Produced by Jordana Nye and Cameron Hale
Mixed by Miro Mackie
Mastered by Dave Trumfio
All Songs Produced by Cameron Hale & Jordana
Co-Production from MELVV on 'Get Up' "I Mean That' & 'Like You Used To," Charlie Kilgore & Jared Maldonado on 'Go Slow' & Mark Evans on 'Play Fair' & 'To The Ground'
All Songs Written by Jordana Nye & Cameron Hale, except for 'To The Ground" written by Jordana Nye
Co-Writing from Charlie Kilgore on 'Pressure Point' & 'Go Slow,' Jared Maldonado on 'Go Slow,' Hayden Ticehurst on 'Difficult For Now,' & Jeff Melvin on 'Like You Used To'

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