Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based artist Zoe Sky Jordan unveils the first two singles off of her upcoming 2023 album, Selfish. Giving us a taste of what to expect from the 13-track album, “Just Fine” and “Achievement of Youth” set the standards very high. With an overall theme of reflection and introspection, Zoe takes a look back on her life, now able to understand elements from a different perspective.
A nod to the likes of Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail and Ethan Gruska, Zoe beautifully blends folk-tinged guitar melodies with a dreamy, ethereal vocal delivery to create an atmospheric release. A buttery concoction, her sound is totally addictive, providing the perfect soundtrack to ease the ups and downs of life’s rollercoaster.
With much of the upcoming album honing in on the message of self-acceptance and forgiveness, we see Zoe looking back on moments in her life which made her who she is today. In particular, the story of her acclaimed musical parents, Amy Sky and Marc Jordan and how people would deem their success different due to their genders.
The Canadian singer/songwriter shares how the lyrics behind “Achievement of Youth” were inspired by actress/writer Carrie Fisher: “Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They’re the temporary happy by-products of time and / or DNA. Don’t’ hold your breath for either.”
These two singles bring the perfect end to 2022 and set the tone for what next year has to hold for the promising artist on the rise.