Jordan Pratt – Please


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Honest, light-hearted and full of soul!

Hi Jordan, welcome to VQS!
Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Hello! I write indie folk songs influenced by artists like Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Adam Melchor, and Phoebe Bridgers.

I’m not sure there is a conventional path for singer-songwriters, but mine definitely feels pretty unconventional! I received a degree in classical voice from New England Conservatory, had my first child, and then moved across the country to pursue a career in songwriting.

I love music that takes you somewhere.

I think it’s the same reason people like movies, video games, or fantasy novels. I love when music helps me see something in a new way, so I try to bring that into my own work. That all takes precedence for me over polished production or a catchy melody.

Congrats on the release!
What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

Released on January 21, 2022. Thank you! My main source of inspiration for this track was the uncertainty that I’m sure we all felt to some extent during the pandemic. This song didn’t really help me solve anything, but it did help me feel better somehow. Like that really great friend that just listens to what you have to say without trying to fix anything.

What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?


This is the first single off my new EP, “The Deepest of Blues.” The EP is coming out March 18th! This isn’t my debut EP, but it feels like a debut because this group of songs really belong together. I love my first EP, but I do feel like I’m much more comfortable in my own skin as an artist on this record.

This EP for me is about processing some really difficult stuff
and deciding to have hope and move forward anyway.

I would like my audiences to learn that it’s not only ok but essential to your well being to confront your beliefs and emotions. It’s ok to not be ok sometimes, you know?

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What is your favorite part of the song?

I love how the vocals all fit together. I worked with my producer Jordan Clark on this, and he was essential for helping me get the right balance and coming up with great vocal takes.

I also had the great opportunity to have this song mastered by Sarah Register, who was the mastering engineer for Big Thief’s “Masterpiece.” She’s incredible, really understood what the project was about and nailed it on the first pass.

Anything else we should know about it?
Future releases? Upcoming events?

I worked on this song in the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project of 2021, and just want to shout out that incredible organization and my amazing colleagues that were a part of it this year. I’m really grateful for that opportunity and how it helped me grow as a writer.

Next single is out in February, called “Meant to Be Apart”. You can stay up to date through my website by joining the newsletter or following on Spotify!

I actually have a single release show for this song on January 26th! I’ll be playing at the Mint with a full band. I would love to see you all there!

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About the Author
My experiences in life taught me lessons that are meant to be shared and inspire people. I thank my family for the motivation and my God, who orchestrates everything. My life, to Him and Him alone.
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