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Jolandi Ford - Single Review: Torn Jeans

22 Oct 2020 // A review by Darryl Baser

Toe-tapping pop country at its best, with a good dose of sass.

Jolandi Ford’s sound is unashamedly aimed at the commercial country music industry. Her voice soars well over a formulaic backing which sounds like it may have been more programmed than played.

Lyrically Torn Jeans is really good; a young woman who’s not afraid to be down and dirty wearing an ‘old shirt, torn jeans and a baseball cap’. She’s saying she doesn’t follow high fashion, listing some of the world’s top fashion houses saying she has no interest in them..

"Don’t have a stylist on my to do list", is among the stand-out lyrics on this tune.

Musically Torn Jeans is almost too formulaic, like it’s taken from a ‘how to write a modern radio-friendly commercial pop hit' book. I guess the contradiction for me is that for a song with lyrics about being rough and ready, musically it’s anything but. The arrangement is meticulous.

That probably sounds like criticism, and as an alt-country fan, it probably is. But that aside, it is very well constructed, definitely had my toes tapping, and if it get to the better connected social media influencers, and country radio, it’ll blow up huge.

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )
 

About Jolandi Ford

Josie Music Award Nominee 2021 - Jolandi Ford is a South African born singing artist residing in New Zealand. She grew up in a very musically talented family where most of her family members are musicians. She always loved singing and performing from a very young age. She won the Boksburg Idols singing competition in 2012, reached top 4 in East Rand got talent, Top 40 on X-Factor South Africa 2014 and featured on numerous compilation albums. After the launch of her first debut album Vang My (an Afrikaans & English mixed album) in 2013, her singing career picked up fast. Her country songs have been playing on International radio stations globally.

Jolandi Ford launched three new single releases in New Zealand since November 2020 with a brand new single release 'I'm Ready' launching on the 22’nd of October 2021. Jolandi is aiming to create a new beautiful blending Contemporary sound in the Modern Country genre.


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