Jordan JAE, ‘Lonely Island’ Acoustic Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Jordan JAE, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from New York City, is sharing her brand-new acoustic music video for "Lonely Island" with The Boot's readers first.
The talented teen and her crystal-clear vocals shine in this clip, and twinkling lights add to the video's intimate atmosphere. Though JAE is young, "Lonely Island" shows her maturity and thoughtfulness, complete with a folk flair. The lyrics are forlorn -- despondent, even -- as she delicately sings about the confusing and consuming subject of love.
"It looks like a ghost town across 42nd Street / No sea of people moving west to east," JAE sings. "And in Times Square, you're standing there / You are all I see / 'Cause there ain't nobody else on this island / And there ain't nobody else for me."
JAE, who both covers well-known pop songs and writes her own original music, has been singing since she can remember. She began vocal lessons at the age of 7 and wrote her first song at the age of 9.
"It was definitely the quality of a 9-year-old," she says, "but like they say, you can only get better."
Now, at 16, JAE plays piano and guitar, sings and writes songs -- all pretty darn well -- while still being barely old enough to drive.
“Inspiration comes from the girl that helps someone because she wants to and not because she has to. It comes from experiences and books and movies and other music," she muses. "Inspiration comes from the things that make you feel something, because that’s what music should do. Music should make you feel something.”
"Lonely Island" will be on JAE's debut EP, which is due out in 2016.