“I like to see these paired single releases as little snippets of me that reflect how much I change musically as an artist but also how often my gender expression can change”
I. JORDAN has today shared new music in the form of a new double single Always Been / First Time Back, marking their first piece of original music since their critically adored fan loved 2021 EP, Watch Out!
The tracks were both mainstays in Jordan's sets since clubs and festivals reopened at the end of last year following the great pause. The tracks have been honed in on and developed according to crowd reactions across the globe, from Europe to South America. Always Been / First Time Back is the first release in a series of double-singles scheduled for release in 2022 from the producer and DJ.
Always Been is a glitzy, sparkling moment that features an R&B sample that's jam packed with soul and gorgeous vocal harmonies. Its melodic elements combine perfectly with a full throttle house inspired percussion section and a triggering, thumping bass line. Then follows First Time Back, which trades the house driven section of Always Been, with a turbo, breakbeat led percussion section. Stabby synths are its hallmark, easily evoking between euphoria and dance floor bliss.
The releases are paired with a striking artwork which was taken by photographer El Hardwick, which are personal and significant to Jordan. The images track the attention of the audience to other identifying features of a human, including hair, tattoos and Jordan's jewellery, with their face out of shot.
“As a trans person I'm forever changing”, comments Jordan.
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"Being visible in the image without directly showing my face allowed me to avoid capturing something I might feel unconnected to in a few months time, but still shows off parts of my trans-ness.
"I like to see these paired single releases as little snippets of me that reflect how much I change musically as an artist but also how often my gender expression can change”