Jordana Shares Video For “Pressure Point”

Twenty-one year old artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordana recently announcesd her sophomore record and official studio debut, and today she shares another single off of the forthcoming album. Following lead single “Catch My Drift” is “Pressure Point,” a spare pop song a la Charli XCX or Caroline Polacheck, featuring a spindly guitar beneath an electronic drumbeat, as Jordana narrates her way out of a panic attack. Written with Cameron Hale, who Jordana co-produced the album with, and MICHELLE’s Charlie Kilgore, “‘Pressure Point’ is about acknowledging limits and knowing when it’s time to stop,” says Jordana. “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.”

Co-produced by Jordana, who also performed every instrument on the record, Face The Wall will be out on May 20th via Grand Jury. With perseverance and self-discovery at its core, Face The Wall glistens as it finds Jordana coming to terms with everything, big and small, from pandemic isolation and depression to breakups to veganism to how her complicated relationship with faith is what ultimately led her to music despite that faith being at odds with her sexuality and own belief system. “The album title has a few meanings to me,” she explains. “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.” The result is her most confident and kaleidoscopic work to date.

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.”

Photo Courtesy: Olivia DiChiara