With the release of her latest album Face the Wall, indie-pop rising star Jordana has proven herself as a reliable cultivator of lush dynamism and soberingly personal anthems. Los Angeles fans can hear the album live when Jordana arrives to headline the Moroccan Loung on June 17. Harry Teardrop will support.
The new album comes on the heels of her stellar collaboration with TV Girl for their Summer’s Over EP, along with two other solo EPs Something to Say and To You. But for all intents and purposes Face the Wall serves as the 21-year-old’s attempt to confront hang-ups big and small — from dietary restraints to reckonings of faith.
On “Go Slow,” a breezy pop piece that glows warmly with the singer/songwriter’s lush production, Jordana reminds herself that life isn’t a race to be won through sheer speed. The music video for the song, directed by Luke Orlando and released just before the album dropped, captures the sentiments of the song beautifully. “I face the wall,” Jordana sings in her clarion vocals as people and subway cars pass in blurs around her.
Buoyant guitars riff joyously on “Get Up,” a 90s love track that swells into the kind of self-love song everyone needs to hear; while the immediately preceding “Play Fair” saunters excitedly to Jordana’s clear talent for crafting ecstatic pop hooks. That skill is nowhere more apparent than on the pop-punk track “Catch My Drift,” with its pop-punk vigor and pummeling drum rushes. Or on the album’s final track “Why,” a simmering shout and stomper that weaves in and out of her penchant for intricate soundscapes.
“The album title has a few meanings to me,” Jordana said of the album. “Mostly, it’s about not giving up. 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.”
Jordana is currently on tour and will be making a stop at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on June 17. Additional tour dates include support for both Wallows and Remi Wolf. See the full list of tour dates below.
Listen to Jordana’s new album Face the Wall below.
05-20 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy ^
05-21 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle ^
05-23 – Orlando, FL – The Orlando Ampitheater ^
05-24 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore ^
05-26 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live ^
05-27 – St Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Ampitheatre ^
05-28 – Columbia, SC – The Senate ^
05-29 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore ^
06-02 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd *
06-03 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
06-04 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
06-05 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East *
06-07 – Toronto, ON – Drake Underground *
06-09 – Chicago, IL – Schubas *
06-10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
06-13 – Portland, OR – Holocene *
06-14 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
06-16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
06-18 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
09-22-25 – Dover Heights, DE – Firefly
10-04 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel #
10-06 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl #
10-07 – Richmond, VA – The National #
10-09 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner #
10-11 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 #
10-12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 #
10-15 – Toronto, ON – Danforth #
10-16 – Toronto, ON – Danforth #
* w/Harry Teardrop
# w/Remi Wolf