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Hi Jorie, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Jorie Angelo primarily makes music from home…
in which he draws influences from various genres ,from indie rock, dream pop, post-punk, bedroom pop, shoegaze, to soft rock, blues and rock music.
He started to write his own songs at the age of 15 as soon as he learned to play the guitar. He continued to learn, and hone his craft as a hobby through high school, college and even after graduation.
Now after over a decade of just being a hobbyist musician, he released his debut single “Up In The Air” independently which he recorded, produced and mixed from his home studio.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released on June 3, 2022. The song was heavily influenced by Indie and Dream Pop sounds like Mac DeMarco and Beach House. When I first heard the album Salad Days by Mac DeMarco, I was blown away and was so inspired for how many days that the vibes was resonating with me. Until one day I was humming a melody and quickly recorded it on my phone, the melody evolved to be the first verse of the song Up In The Air.
The lyrics was worked on later after almost two years. It was revolving on the feeling of euphoria and letting go of any worries, just like a feather that floats freely in the air.
It has also a touch of a romantic love which was dedicated to my wife Jackie. We were a newly-wed couple for 6 months upon the release of the song. She was also a co-writer of the song for contributing a line on the lyrics.
Start streaming “Up In The Air” right here:
What is your vision for this project?
My idea just wraps on the concept of flow…
letting go of any worries and things that we can’t control. By being present, enjoying and savoring every moment with life, with our loved ones and with every situation.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
I like how the guitar licks on the refrain came out, I recorded it overnight with my cat beside me, just experimenting simple melodies and licks that represent the mood of the song. I also like how I found the synth sound that I used on the intro of the song. The whole writing experience was fun.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases?
My next song is still on it’s recording phase and to be released hopefully this coming month of September or October 2022. Let’s be friends and follow me on my socials to get updated. It would mean a lot to me and will be so grateful for it.
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