Jordan Patterson

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North Carolina-born and LA-raised Jordan Patterson is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter/producer creating catharsis from a folk and alternative landscape. Blunt, raw, and decisive, Patterson is painting a world rich with childlike wonder on I Can See the Mountains From Here. Teaming up with producer/mixing engineer Eric Van Thyne and producer Jacoc Johanson, Jordan delves into her newfound adulthood, exploring her relationship to responsibility, over herself and to the ones she loves.

From her first singles "Right Now Forever" and "To Keep From Missing You," Jordan is singular in her approach to longing, solitude, and companionship. "The thing about LA is that…

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North Carolina-born and LA-raised Jordan Patterson is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter/producer creating catharsis from a folk and alternative landscape. Blunt, raw, and decisive, Patterson is painting a world rich with childlike wonder on I Can See the Mountains From Here. Teaming up with producer/mixing engineer Eric Van Thyne and producer Jacoc Johanson, Jordan delves into her newfound adulthood, exploring her relationship to responsibility, over herself and to the ones she loves.

From her first singles "Right Now Forever" and "To Keep From Missing You," Jordan is singular in her approach to longing, solitude, and companionship. "The thing about LA is that pretty much wherever you are, you can see a mountain or feel the chill from the ocean. In a city full of characters and tricks, the terrain brings me hope. These songs contain that same hope, that no matter how deep I've fallen, there will be a sunrise and a hand reaching to bring me into the sunshine."

In I Can See the Mountains From Here, you can hear the maturity and expansion of Patterson's world. It is truly a collaborative effort and having so many of Patterson's dear friends contribute to the project has been a dream come true for her. This roster includes Kali Flanagan(Superfan), Chloe Corley, Omeed Almassi, Clyde Crooks, Robert A Sutton, Cameron Conely, and Anita Rodriguez(Zamora) amongst others. Recording previous projects such as, I am a real person, demos, and Patchworks have been solo efforts. These new songs contain honest musicianship, something that Patterson believes to be what grounds her. Having Van Thyne engineer allowed Patterson to focus solely on lyrics and arrangements. Songs like "Racecar," "God" and "Jim" feel like sagas, intricately mapped out, yet you can hear the intuitive path Patterson and her peers are guided by and sonically, hear them reaching for something yet to be discovered, something beautiful. "I was listening to a lot of Joni Mitchell and Norma Tanega throughout making the record. I think of a lot of their music as being so simple and beautiful and that is enough. I am drawn to beauty in my day to day life and musically, I want to recreate and expand what I see."

The album was given its name from the last track. Written during the last few weeks of production, Patterson felt as if she had stumbled upon a gem. "The title track was kind of a freestyle. I was trying out a new tuning and playing a few chords that I really liked and I just started singing. What flowed out was oddly conclusive of the past couple years in my life. It was a personal feat for me. I was so excited to play it for Jacob and Eric. I sat in the live room and we recorded it. We did two takes and we all knew the second one was it. I cried on the first listening. I didn't realize just how vulnerable I had been. I think it was the next session where I said that I felt we had found our title."

Written over the course of two years, Patterson wasn't planning on making a record until January of 2023. The album serves as a snapshot of this time in her life. "Hey Mama" is an anthem for her mother who she shares a deep relationship with and "Jim" is an ode to her imaginary friend she's had since she was a child. "Jim was always around, but I noticed him more often as I was becoming more of an adult, getting my heart broken, being broke and all the other fun stuff that happens to you when you're 21. I think he came back to sort of remind me of joy and that no matter how far away I feel from myself, wholesomeness and gentleness is the purpose of my life. That is what he represents for me."

I Can See the Mountains From Here is a milestone for Patterson, being her first studio project. Whilst listening to the album, anything feels possible. Spanning numerous genres, Patterson and her team create a nostalgic wonderland filled with lush string and vocal arrangements. The community that she has made can be heard within every track. With Jordan Patterson, it really is the small things that matter. You can hear the smile on her face and the tenderness of her words. "I really just feel like a conduit of love. Writing this music has brought me back to that and being a part of this journey with so many people that I love has made it more important, you know. It's bigger than me. I think I like it that way."

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