Interview: Jordan Hollywood

By: alyssa howell

The Vinyl: To those who aren’t familiar with you, mind introducing yourself?
Jordan Hollywood:  My name is Jordan Hollywood, I am an artist, songwriter, producer, and founder of the wasted youth.
                               
The Vinyl: How did you get yourself to where you are today? Who or what are some inspirations that made you choose the music industry?
Jordan: Loyalty, hard work, sacrifice, and talent. Getting into the music industry is something that just happened naturally, it was all I ever wanted to do.

The Vinyl: Are there any particular artists that influence your sound?
Jordan: Yes, Lil Wayne is a huge one since I was a little kid. My producers, Smash David and SkipOnDaBeat, are the main contributors that helped me create the sound that I have today.

The Vinyl: You’re releasing your EP “Finally” on 11/9 how excited are you for fans to hear this?
Jordan: Extremely- shout out to all the fans that never gave up on me! Our time is FINALLY! here.

The Vinyl: You’re also releasing your new music video for “Leave Me” on 11/9 . What’s the story behind that song?
Jordan: I know I fucked up but I’ll do whatever it takes for you to stay.  That’s how I felt when I  made this song.  The video is a metaphor for me showing that I’ll come get my girl no matter the situation.  And our chemistry is on another level when we doing something even as crazy as a shootout.

The Vinyl: You’ve got to work with some very familiar artists such as Yo Gotti, Tory Lanez and Lil Durk, you’ve also got to co-write for big name guys such as French Montana and Jason Derulo, how did you get to partake and work with such amazing artists like yourself?

Jordan: Energy. Yeah, energy.

The Vinyl: If you can collaborate with any artist who would it be?
Jordan: The Weeknd.

The Vinyl: What is your writing process for new material? How do you know if you really got “THE song”?
Jordan: Lock in with one of my producers, cook the beat, lay down some melodies, structure then add lyrics. I’ll know if I got one after my first take of hearing my voice on the beat. If I can’t catch a vibe after the first take, I’m on to the next song.

The Vinyl: Any plans to go on tour?
Jordan: Of course. At this point it’s all I really want to do. I’ve been locked in the studio for so many years, I just want to travel and perform these songs for my fans.

The Vinyl: Anything you’d like to say to your fans before we conclude this interview?
Jordan: I might not have the biggest fan base yet but the ones I do have are amazing. I promise you this is our time, FINALLY!

Photo Credit: Polo Pistola

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