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INTERVIEW: Jordan Comolli

Hi Jordan, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Good to be here! I’ve been great. Very very busy, yourself?

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Clash”?

Such a random procedure. I started it at like 5am after being up all night, worked on it until maybe 11am, slept and continued when I woke up. All around took me like 1-2 weeks to make. I made the second drop that day and it took me over 5 drafts to come up with the first drop. I have been focusing on a lot of mainstream music lately and felt uninspired. So I went back to my roots and made something dark, heavy and aggressive to untie my mind from being so revolved around mainstream music. Lil Traffic’s vocals actually came around when I was making my 2nd most recent song ‘The Origin’ but I didnt feel the lyrics suited the vibe of it. So I told him i’d make something else to suit the vocals and boom, we have clash. I reached out to him because I really liked his flow and voice. I heard him on graves’s new EP ‘Hilo’ and hit him up right after.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I suppose just the fact I was getting so revolved around future bass/mainstream stuff it started to annoy me and felt going back to the JC roots would take my mind off it and hopefully give my audience something they’ve been missing & waiting for.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I did actually speak to one of my managers about it and we had a very dope idea. I don’t think it’ll happen for this song but def in the future.

How was the recording and writing process?

Traffic did it all on his own. He lives in the US and i’m in the UK so the whole collab happened via the internet.

What was it like to work with Lil Traffic and what did he brought up to the table?

Very quick and easy. Hit him up for some vocals and he had 2 verses and a chorus ready for me within like 3 days which really helped maintain a simple and fast workflow.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else than when you are writing your own original material?

This is actually the first time i’ve ever worked with a vocalist! But yeah i’d ideally have a whole song done before I reached out to any vocalist.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Absolutely, im currently working on soooooo much different stuff which will be made into like a 4-5 track EP

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Im guessing maybe early 2018, mid the latest. I’ve been thinking about titles. I’ve had hardly any support from people close to me. I’ve had a very rough upbringing, suffered from depression and anxiety all my life from a young age and I always looked like nothing was wrong. Also a lot of people thought because im white, a teenager and overall an odd one from the crowd that i’d never be where I am today. I was judged and doubted a lot so ive thought about the title ‘Don’t Believe Your Eyes’ as it’s relatable to me and expresses a strong message others can relate too.

Any plans to hit the road?

Just finished a mental month tour in the US on support for the bro HUCCI b2b with a huge festival in thailand, but yeah I think some shows near the end of the year and i’ll be in the US doing a lot of stuff in 2018.

What else is happening next in Jordan Comolli’s world?

I’m very up to date on social media about what im up to and whats next for me as an artist. If you REALLY want to know you should follow me on twitter @jordancomolli and for Instagram @jordancomollimusic & @jordan.comolli 😉

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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