For an artist at a young age, Jordan Comolli knows exactly how to make music that excites and delights. His most recent release proved enough for UZ and Quality Goods Records, and there is so much to love about “Over You.”
This thrilling future bass cut has rich instrumental layers pitched against contrasting hefty bass whirs and sharp, stabbing drums; it fully captivates with its intensity. We caught up with Comolli and headed Behind The Bass.
Hey Jordan, thanks for joining us! You’re from the UK – are you still based there?
Thanks for having me! Yes, I’m still based here.
How long have you been making music for?
Wow, umm, I’d say about 4-5 years now!
What/who/where inspires you the most creatively?
Honestly, I gotta go with the producers not in the EDM scene. Hip-hop producers like Nick Mira, RonnyJ and Murda Beatz have turned an underground sound into a charting/mainstream acceptable sound that more and more ears are starting to love. The most inspiring part: most of these producers are 17-23 years old, it’s crazy.
What are your favourite parts about being an artist? If you could change one thing about it, what would it be?
I think my favourite part of being an artist is being able to connect with so many people on a personal level that I’ve never met, solely based on my music. It’s crazy to think the outcome of me pressing buttons on a computer in my bedroom ends up reaching millions of people’s ears. It’s amazing. On the downside, the one thing that bothers me is nowadays it’s a lot about who you know, not what you can do. Behind a lot of artists that know the right people is a team doing a lot of stuff for them behind the scenes, which, to me, ruins the rawness and authenticity of that talent. So I guess the one thing I’d like to see change is seeing more talent getting the recognition they deserve.
Your new single, “Over You,” is out now on Quality Goods and we love it! How did you end up working with those guys?
Yes! Thank you! Umm, it’s a great story, haha. I’d obviously been a massive UZ fan getting into trap music back in 2012-2013. So reaching his attention at some point in my career is a milestone! I actually met UZ for the first time in London, he had a show there and I got access backstage to meet the man behind the mask. We had a great time, then kept in contact and I continued sending music. I met him again after my set at ADE festival in Amsterdam and we spoke on dropping something on his label. So I kept sending stuff and he eventually wanted to drop one of my unreleased projects – “Over You.”
What do you like best about the track?
I think the best thing I like about the track is that I made it out of pure emotion. I started the track late in 2017 after going through a pretty rough breakup and finally got around to finishing it earlier this year. So to me, the song feels really raw, which is nice.
What are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to a lot more hip-hop at the moment. I used to always listen to EDM/trap but I find a lot of genres and styles are becoming highly over-saturated. I feel there’s always new, fresh artists emerging from the hip-hop scene. I’m constantly impressed!
What sets you apart as an artist?
I’d say that I’m never trying to chase relevancy or make “what’s hot.” I just do me and make what I want, when I want and try to build an almost cult following with my own style. When I’m feeling spontaneous, I also drop music that no one expects me to drop. You’ll see what I mean very soon…
Which direction do you want to take over the next year? Any plans you can share with us?
I’m planning a massive rebrand soon. I’m signing with new management and we’re going to be spending the next 6 months really working on my brand, image, etc. I’m almost trying to mature my image into something more professional but still something that’s ME. I also have a lot of music coming out: singles, big official remixes, yeah. 2019 is going to be a very exciting year! 🙂
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