Born and raised in Wichita and now based in NYC, indie polymath musician Jordana recently returned with “Pressure Point,” a follow-up to her single “Catch My Drift” released earlier in the year. “Pressure Point” was accompanied by a music video directed by Luke Orlando (Orville Peck, Magdalena Bay). The 21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer is gearing up to share her sophomore album and official studio debut Face The Wall via Grand Jury on May 20th.
“Pressure Point" is an elegant, alt-pop effort that glistens from start to finish. It’s backed by a blend of distorted and kaleidoscopic electronics that sonically feel more lush and open than the songs found on her stunning 2020 EPs’ Something to Say and To You that were nestled in a lo-fi pop soundscape. Jordana’s resplendent vocals are nothing shy of enthralling and there’s so much to be engaged with on “Pressure Point.” There’s this narrative element to the track that goes beyond its direct meaning, which is cited as a song about a weed-induced anxiety attack. After repeated listens, one can get a sense that the song alludes to the continuous road of self-discovery, the battles within and without, and embracing the beauty of being present in a world often fixated with what’s coming up next.
The latest single was written with Cameron Hale, who Jordana co-produced Face The Wall with, and MICHELLE’s Charlie Kilgore. “‘Pressure Point’ is about acknowledging limits and knowing when it’s time to stop,” says Jordana via email. “The entirety of ‘Pressure Point’ is talking yourself out of an anxiety attack. It’s a personal song about smoking weed and becoming too anxious to function normally — overthinking every inch of your surroundings and everything going on in your head all at once.”