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Jordana sets validation ablaze on her new single “Crunch”

Hear a new offering from the Wichita artist’s debut album, Classical Notions of Happiness.

February 25, 2020
Jordana sets validation ablaze on her new single “Crunch” Mel Mercer

Wichita-based singer-songwriter Jordana crafts bedroom pop that sticks to your ribs. On her debut album Classical Notions of Happiness (re-releasing on Grand Jury this March) she cycles through various coping mechanisms with tenacious curiosity. Toward the end of the record, she sets a pervasive need for validation ablaze with "Crunch," her most aggressive work to date — the kind of song that might compel you to throw your iPhone into traffic. The POND-directed video, premiering below, doubles down on all the fuzz with some rapid-fire VHS footage.

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"'Crunch' is a feeling of an overbearing want for validation from someone and getting the cold shoulder from them," Jordana wrote in an email to The FADER. "The song starts out with the confidence in knowing this person could possibly notice you, and ends in anger and frustration seeing that they ignored you, established by a distorted guitar solo."

Watch "Crunch," and peep Jordana's forthcoming tour dates with TV Girl, below. Classical Notions of Happiness is due out March 27 via Grand Jury.

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TV Girl x Jordana Tour

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04.23 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
04.24 - San Diego, CA - SOMA Sidestage
04.25 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04.27 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
04.28 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
04.30 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Greek Station
05.01 - Boise, ID - The Shredder
05.02 - Spokane, WA - The Big Dipper
05.04 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05.05 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
05.06 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05.08 - Sacramento, CA - The Starlet Room
05.09 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
05.10 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
05.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
05.13 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew Rock
05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
05.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
06.17 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
06.18 - Orlando, FL - Soundbar
06.19 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall
06.20 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell)
06.22 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
06.23 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
06.24 - Raleigh, NC - King's
06.26 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall
06.27 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
06.28 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
07.01 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
07.02 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
07.06 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird
07.07 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall's
07.08 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
07.10 - Detroit, MI - El Club
07.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo
07.14 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
07.15 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
07.16 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
07.18 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street
07.20 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
07.21 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
07.22 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
07.23 - Houston, TX - Satellite Bar
07.25 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks

Jordana sets validation ablaze on her new single “Crunch”