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

Up and down but mostly up so all good

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

It’s a feel good song man. I want people to feel good after they listen to it, I want to change people’s moods.

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

Not really to be honest. I go into autopilot as I’m making music then I decipher it afterwards, but upon listening back to this one it gave me the feeling of having a weight lifted off of your shoulders.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes and it looks amazing.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was very organic. I made the beat two weeks before I wrote the song because I wanted to be able to listen to it with a different ear, but it came quite naturally without having to think too much.

What role does Croydon play in your music?

Very important. I’m a product of my environment and Croydon is the backdrop for a lot of the stories I tell in my music.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone elserather than in your own?

Yes. When I’m working with someone else I’m just a tool to help realise the artist’s vision. With my own music its all about my vision so it definitely is different.

How do you go on balancing with the R&B and Hip-Hop together?

Naturally to be honest. I grew up listening to both and for me it’s never been hard to merge the two. Boundaries between genres are becoming more and more blurred everyday so it never feels like a task.

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

Haha, its going perfectly. This next project is my Mona Lisa. 

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

When it’s ready.

Any plans to hit the road?

I’d love to. I’ve got a few show announcements coming which will be very exciting but yeah, give me some time it shall all be revealed!

What else is happening next in Jords’ world?

I’m working a lot in mental health. I work with a charity called Key Changes I’m east London who help rehabilitate people who have left mental health facilities by using music as a creative outlet and a form of therapy. I think the stigma behind mental health is a conversation that needs to be had more often, but I’m working on it.

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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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