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Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Jordan.

Alex, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I’m originally from San Francisco, but I’m currently living in LA and have been for the last three years. My story is I went to college to try and discover what I wanted to do with my life (which I think most kids in the US do) and found myself confused, miserable. And lost. I began producing music right before I started going to college and it instantly became my obsession (had played guitar and piano for a long time before that). I knew I wanted to move out to LA to pursue music as a career, but, to have my parents approval (and financial help), I had to finish college and get a degree before I could move out here. I was miserable and saw so many people I knew get caught in the trap of doing something they hated just for money. I began to realize that all you have to do in life to find happiness, is stick to what you love in life, and trust yourself (that’s why my mantra for my music project is “stick to your roots.”) I got the name, Barilan (which means son of trees in Hebrew) from my dad. It was his last name and my middle name. He passed away when I was young, and I have always felt as though I had a different life than most because of his loss. I took up the name in his memory and to remind myself — and others — to always stick to their roots.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a music producer. I make anything and everything that I’m feeling in the moment, which usually happens to be a lot of dance music. I love House, Dubstep, Future Bass, Trap, and everything in between. I use Ableton which is a digital audio workspace (a program for writing music with). My whole life I have always been so influenced by music that I wanted to give it a shot myself. Rap, Rock, EDM, Reggae, Pop, pretty much all types of music have a place in my life. The message I want to spread is love and positivity. This life is too short to get caught up doing something you’re not insanely passionate about, so don’t. Trust yourself. You know what you want in this life, so go for it. Every minute that you don’t is time wasted.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
I wish I had learned to trust myself sooner. Like I said, in college, I knew I was obsessed with writing music, and I told my parents and friends but got caught up trying to do what I thought other people wanted me to do, not what was right in my heart. Sounds cheesy, but the truth is you can save yourself a lot of heart ake by saving yourself from trying to please other people and just execute what you love in life. Find a way to make your passion a job. Love every moment you’re here. Life’s to short to look back and realize you never tried.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can see my work on music streaming platforms. From Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube, Itunes, and more. All you have to do to support me is to repost a song of mine that you like or show your friends who I am.

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Emily Price

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