Born and raised in Silicon Valley, LA-based artist Jordana Lilly presents her lushly engaging new single Locked Up, out now via Beardfire Music.
Hi Jordana! How are you today?
Hi! Doing great! Thanks for asking!
What’s your new single Locked Up all about?
Locked Up is about being stuck with yourself, and the journey to accepting that, then going so far as to celebrate it. It’s an ode to this ongoing journey of how we view the chaos in our head. Locked Up reminds us that being stuck with yourself is a cause for celebration!
Who are your biggest influences?
Eryn Allen Kane, Emily King, Kimbra, HER, Jill Scott, Julia Michaels
Describe your sound in five words:
brassy, soulful, emotive, hooky, rhythmic
If you could collaborate with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Collaborate in general? Rachel Bloom. She’s a musical comedy genius, a mental health activist, scintillating intellect and my hero. Collaborate with someone in the music industry? Julia Michaels! I’d sacrifice my first born to write with either of these creative sorceresses.
How have you kept yourself entertained during lockdown?
I’ve been able to get a lot accomplished during lockdown – right before, I had been secretly been hoping for more time – time to see through all of my ideas. Careful what you wish for, right?! Aside from personal projects, my grandma and I (I live with her, it’s just the two of us) have binged five seasons of Schitt’s Creek, Dead to Me, Tiger King, Love is Blind, Little Fires Everywhere, Community, and the entirety of Jane the Virgin. We’ve definitely done some damage!
You were born and raised in Silicon Valley – what was that like?
I can’t believe how lucky we were! To be so close to so many hikes, to grow up in a quiet town with no traffic, and to grow up somewhere that doesn’t exude anxiety and hustle/scarcity culture. I didn’t grow up surrounded by any career creatives (which isn’t too surprising given the fact that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak both went to my high school), but I always had it in the back of my mind that I would move to LA when I grew up and pursue my dreams!
Any emerging LA-based artists you can recommend to our readers?
Remi Wolf, Zach Tabori, Merch, JYNJO, Grace Kay, Jodi Mash
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
You can expect a music video for Locked Up coming soon, as well as some exciting new music/collaborations 🙂
Where can we find you online?
Any last words?
Thanks so much for taking the time to chat! 🙂