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JORDY Is Writing His Most Honest Music Yet

As he unveils his new single "i get high," queer artist JORDY opens up about finding inspiration, playing for a hometown crowd at Lollapalooza, and his upcoming album.

As he unveils his new single "i get high," queer artist JORDY opens up about finding inspiration, playing for a hometown crowd at Lollapalooza, and his upcoming album. The Chicago native opens up about his sophomore album, writing music that is honest, and the queer experience.
Photo: Dante Velasquez

No one is making music as honest as JORDY. His sound may have obtained some inspiration from The Spice Girls and Avril Lavigne, but it contains a unique spirit that is both nostalgic and contemporary. After a whirlwind of a summer where he performed for his hometown in Chicago at Lollapalooza, the queer artist has gotten time to finally sit down and make sense of it all. Or as he put it, capture this moment in time and create music so that one day we can experience this chapter of his life, too.


In this moment though, spirits are high with the release of his latest project, "i get high." Bits and pieces of this song have been circulating social media for a while, earning responses like "i need this song right now" and "i've been waiting for someone to write this song." As it is the case with JORDY's body of work, "i get high" is a painfully honest anthem that gives us a glimpse into his personal thoughts, yet feels so universal.


"My goal with my music is always to be upfront and honest, and this song is truly a reflection of that. It’s simply my truth. And if it’s mine, it’s probably someone else’s too. Whether it’s taking a hit or having a drink, going on dates or a casual hookup, we all something we turn to help us feel a bit more or feel a bit less. But my overall goal with this song is to help people feel a little more heard and understood.” - JORDY



Read JORDY's conversation with MUD's founder, Hector Gutierrez, below.


H: I feel like I saw your name everywhere this summer. Same with your music, whether it was a TikTok video or a Spotify playlist, you were there. Did you get a chance to be creative but also to relax and enjoy life?


J: My summer was great. I feel like it was the perfect mix of a super busy schedule, but I definitely had some time to relax and spend it with family and friends. I was coming off a couple of months from touring, and had some time in LA since I recently moved. That's been really fun. I also wrote a lot of music this summer which is really exciting. I use the summer for inspiration because the world is in such a place that keeps inspiring me.


H: As an artist, has your process changed as your career continues to grow?


J: It's hard. As an artist, you'll be sitting and all of a sudden there will be a thought like "you should make a TikTok right now" or "you should make a video and post it." It could be a very 24/7 kind of job. But at the end of the day we do it because we love music, and we love creating it. I'm very grateful that I ge