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I. Jordan x Planningtorock: Abbey Road Amplify x Pitchfork London Sessions

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Released on 04/14/2023


[upbeat electronic music starts]

The music production is just like,

I see it's like a patchwork, isn't it?

And it's like how you like to make it all blend and fit.

And I will often, like, try out a sound or a sample

in an old track, and if that doesn't work,

that will become a new track.

So, I always say that, like,

tracks that I've made are like babies of other tracks.

There's like a Jordan song family tree,

and they all come from like little branches of the same

sort of idea.

[upbeat electronic music]

TNB stands for trans non-binary.

So I'm guessing that's what the track will be called.

Absolutely, I'm pretty sure of that.


[upbeat electronic music]

Jam's got an amazing pedal that they use for their vocals.

It actually has like a gender knob on it, which I love.

It enables you to pitch your voice,

and for me, that's always made me hear my authentic self.

And so this was really great to share with Jordan.

[upbeat electronic music]

I've been using Abbey Road for mastering

for the last couple of years.

I'm grateful that they have given us

this space and this opportunity

because it shows to me that they do want to include

more marginalized people,

and they do want to diversify their offering to artists,

and they do want to support

up-and-coming artists like myself.

[upbeat electronic music]

Music in a way has, again,

like it's my safe space, it's my home.

But when I feel like frustrated or I feel like disempowered,

it is my power.

If I don't feel good or I'm not in a good place,

music is what I do, you know?

I will go and I will make a song about it.

And a lot of the time I sort of try and make tracks

that have, for me, like a certain power and an energy

that makes me feel like I have an agency

to say something on.

[upbeat electronic music]

Whenever it's like the Pitchfork Fest,

I'm always very happy and grateful

to be included as a part of their lineups.

They book a lot of really amazing, incredible artists,

and it's very varied.

[upbeat electronic music]

I usually say this quite often, actually,

that music has saved my life many times.

A lot of the time, I've made music and albums

that have been almost like in front of me,

ahead of me kind of thing.

It's been a way of sort of understanding my identity

definitely as a trans person,

queer, and also non-binary.

How I use my music, it's about that.

[upbeat electronic music]

Using a musical platform

to support and inspire others is just like,

it's a byproduct that I never quite anticipated

I was gonna have until I started personally transitioning.

And then people talking to me about it,

I was like it was an unexpected thing,

but it's actually a magical thing.

[upbeat electronic music]

I have a lot of contact with people online

from the community that like my music

and use my music to help them as well,

and it's just the most rewarding thing

in the world to know that my music doesn't just help me,

but it also empowers other trans and queer kids as well.

Like really, really young kids as well.

It's really, really moving.

[upbeat electronic music]

It was a magical merge.

[Jam laughs]

I feel like all of this has been a magical merge.

[both laughing]

Now, what magical merge is.

Yeah. Absolutely.

[upbeat electronic music]