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INTERVIEW: Jordyn Stoddard

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

I honestly could not be happier; I have new music out that I have waited awhile to release. I’m just stoked for everyone to hear it!

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

Yes, I released Bad Baby on June 21st which is my first single out since 2015. I have had a lot of time to write and figure out exactly what I want to say. I am so excited for everyone to hear this song.

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

I had this idea written down in my phone for a while and kind of forgot about it. I had my first session with Peytan Porter who is the co-writer for Bad Baby. I was scrolling through my phone and saw that I had “Bad Baby” written down in my notes. I told Peyton that I had the title written down and explained that I envisioned that feeling of really liking somebody and how those feelings would be expressed in a song. I love having play on titles because it really throws people off when they expect you to say one thing and you say another. The song to me explains the whirlwind of emotions going through your head when you meet somebody you really like and are captivated by their presence.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes, I just wrapped up filming the music video, which was one of the best days ever. MY family and friends were on set with me and we had fun the whole day. The video will be out shortly.

How was the recording and writing process?

When I wrote this song, it was the first time Peytan and I had ever done a session together. We met previously at a writer’s round in Nashville. The night after our session writing Bad Baby we became extremely close and have written a ton after.

What was it like to work with Johnny Simmen and how did that relationship develop?

Johnny is a genius when comes to producing and really understood my vision. I enjoyed telling Johnny what I intended for this and them letting him work his magic. I gave him a few reference tracks that I thought represented my style and the vibe of Bad Baby and he then went on and built an incredible track. I actually met Johnny through some other writers and town and heard some demos he had done for my friends. I knew immediately he would fit my sound and really bring my songs to life.

What role does Nashville play in your music?

I grew up listening to country music and moved to Nashville to be a part of that country music community. After living here for almost 3 years, I have met so many artists/ songwriters that are in pop, R&B, country, etc. Nashville is all about genre blending right now and that really reflects me as an artist. I love that it’s okay to draw inspiration from other genres and eras of music. That is where I find myself most vulnerable and honest when I don’t box myself in.

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

Yes, I plan to release more music in the near future. I have been in and out of sessions and the studio recording. I am very excited for everyone to hear what I have been working on lately.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, I am working on scheduling some shows for the fall/winter. Dates will be announced in the near future.

What else is happening next in Jordyn Stoddard’s world?

The next few months for me will be recording and writing a ton. I want to continuously put music out so everyone can hear what I have been working on. Also, I plan to play some more shows this year.

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