Pop Artist and Songwriter Zoe Sky Jordan Releases Lush, Airy Track “For Granted”

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One of the most powerful things about a healthy relationship is the ability of two people to keep each other afloat. Sometimes one person plays the patient lifeguard while the other treads the waters of anxiety. Then the tide turns, situations change, and the roles reverse. It’s an easy thing to take for granted, and indie pop songwriter Zoe Sky Jordan illustrates the phenomenon beautifully in her single “For Granted.”

“For Granted” is an arresting take on relationship dynamics with self-aware lyrics, emotive vocals, and pristine pop production. It’s our first impression of Zoe Sky Jordan, who co-wrote Myzica’s evolutionary single “Higher Places” with the band and Peter Groenwald. The partnership continues in “For Granted” with a co-write from Groenwald and the mix courtesy of Myzica’s Micah Tawlks.

Sky Jordan says, “I think it’s easy to get into a pattern in a relationship where one person does more of the heavy lifting. I wanted to write a simple love song for my partner who supported me through making my last record. We moved to the states together and there have been times that were really hard. This song is about realizing that pattern can’t continue, and wanting to let the other person know you’ve got their back.”

Listen to “For Granted” by Zoe Sky Jordan below. We hear there’s a new batch of songs from her on the way, so keep an eye on the site and Spotify playlist for more.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Bully, The Secret Sisters, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Running” by Bully – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 14 and 15
“Bored Young Ghost” by My Politic
“For Granted” by Zoe Sky Jordan
“One in a Million” by Trenton
“Move” by Jagular
“$1000 Bill” by And the Boys

Touring artist additions

“Over Everything” by Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Playing The Ryman on November 9
“Meadow” by Jessica Lea Mayfield – Playing The Basement East on November 3
“No Woman” by Whitney – Playing Marathon Music Works on September 29
“He’s Fine” by The Secret Sisters – Playing AmericanaFest on September 16
“change yr mind” by LCD Soundsystem – Playing Municipal Auditorium on October 20
“In My Arms (feat. Jamie N Commons)” by Grizfolk – Playing The High Watt on October 22

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Jagular Break Out with Synthy Debut Track “Move”

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One look back at a 2012 Road to Bonnaroo lineup reveals how members of now-defunct projects have moved on to keep growing, experimenting and releasing exciting music under new banners. With jangly, feel-good rock project Ravello in the rearview mirror, vocalist Justin DeRosa set out to push the boundaries of his repertoire with two longtime friends: drummer/producer Thomas Doeve and guitarist Chase Gregory. Friends since 2005, the trio went through big life changes and a few other bands’ lifespans to form Jagular in 2017. Debut single “Move” is premiering exclusively here at No Country, so listen and learn more below.

Jagular’s “Move” features spacey synth layers, slick falsetto vocals and a groove that makes everything feel like it’s going to be just fine. DeRosa says, “It’s a song about getting over the petty stuff, making amends and hopefully moving on to the things you enjoy about your lover. It’s also intended to make you dance.” Influenced by Caribou, Pink Floyd, and James Blake, the band use vocals as an instrument rather than an overpowering focus. That approach led DeRosa to turn his focus to learning other instruments and production techniques. “I had never played bass, keys, a lead guitar part, or a percussive instrument on a recording till now,” DeRosa explains. “Never attempted to mix or engineer anything that would be released. The transition challenged us, and we are still rising to the occasion.”

Full-length album Tut Tut is set for an Oct. 20 release, along with the possibility of some live dates this fall. For now, listen to “Move” below and keep an eye out for more new music from Jagular.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Humming House, Tennis, David Ramirez, Elliott Root, White Reaper, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Companion” by Humming House – Playing Cannery Ballroom on November 10
“Coma” by Bandit Heart
“10,000” by Elliot Root – Playing Live on the Green on September 2
“The Autumn Man” by Smart Objects
“History Repeats feat. Tony E, Jamiah Hudson” by Tim Gent – Playing The High Watt on September 24
“Love Lock” by The Bad Signs – Playing The 5 Spot on August 29
“One in a Million” by Apollo LTD
“Trem” by Champion Electric
“Substance Abuse” by Oginalli

Touring artist additions

“No Exit” by Tennis – Playing Mercy Lounge on January 30
“Witness” by Benjamin Booker – Playing Basement East on October 9
“Stone Age” by David Ramirez – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 8
“True Distaster” by Tove Lo – Playing Marathon Music Works on September 17

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Julien Baker, Penicillin Baby, Tim Gent, Death From Above 1979, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Blame” by YØUTH
“Cruel Summer” by Daniella Mason – Playing Church Street Block Party on September 3
“Made 2 Be” by Modern Longing, Gabriela
“Sleepwalker” by Jordan DePaul – Playing The Basement on October 7
“Catch Me If You Can” by LUX
“The Last” by Ron Pope – Playing Cannery Ballroom on October 13
“Feral Feats” by Ranch Ghost
“Stand on My Own” by Penicillin Baby
“Here I Go Again” by King Wilderness
“Too Late” by Molly Rocket
“Saturation feat.Kiya Lacy” by Tim Gent

Touring artist additions

“Appointments” by Julien Baker – Playing Marathon Music Works on November 30
“Dreams Tonight” by Alvvays – Playing Exit/In on on October 12
“Goodbye” by Echosmith – Playing Cannery Ballroom on November 10
“Never Swim Alone” by Death From Above 1979 – Playing Cannery Ballroom on October 31
“Diddy Bop feat. Cam Obi & Raury” by Noname – Playing Exit/In on November 15

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