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CHIRP is pleased to welcome Jordana to Schubas on June 9th.
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 her debut studio album, Face The Wall, due May 20th on Grand Jury.
“The album title has a few meanings to me. Mostly, it’s about not giving up,” says the 21-year-old polymath (she sings, she writes, she plays everything, she produces). “The wall can be anything in your way. The album is a sort of reminder to myself that I have to face those things, and I can’t take the easy route and turn around.”
When asked about the origins of that ethos, Jordana looks back on two decades of life scattered with realizations that helped crystallize the idea that would become the central theme of her new record.
“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.”