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Review: "Hate You" - Jordi

Jordi does not hold anything back in her debut single, “Hate You”. She enters the music industry with an emotionally charged ballad about heartache and longing. Jordi tells the sad conclusion to a previous relationship that she never wanted to end. Throughout the song, she uses vulnerable lyrics to describe the pain she endured within the relationship, and the hurt she is still feeling now that it is over. She reveals her former boyfriend’s dishonesty and betrayal while they were still together when she sings, “Hate how you lied and called it honest// I let you drive and now I’m car sick// Hate knowing that her eyes made you forget all about mine.” She continues to list off all the things she hates that her ex-boyfriend did, but wraps it all up in the hook when she sings, “Hate how I don’t hate you at all.” These candid lyrics reveal that despite the lying and infidelity, she cannot let go of the love she has. "Hate You" is a beautifully written track, showcasing Jordi's vulnerability and her natural talent to resonate with audiences.

“Hate You” consumes listeners and makes them feel every emotion Jordi is feeling—from hurt and regret to love and longing. The heart wrenching ballad starts with an arpeggio that is played on the piano which sets the gloomy tone of the song. Once Jordi’s compelling vocals begin, a second piano is added, creating a mesmerizing effect. As the song continues, a synth beat is gradually added until the chorus where it takes off. The corresponding music video follows Jordi, her ex-boyfriend, and the girl he replaced her with. In the video, the scenes switch from Jordi to the new girl, representing how easily he moved on and forgot about her. A clever detail inserted was the imagery of the sweater Jordi was found wearing. In the pre-chorus, she sings, “I’m in the sweater you gave me// But it’s not as warm as it used to be// I don’t wanna cut you out like this but I think that I got to.” Throughout the video, it becomes unraveled, slowly falling apart into nothing. Then at the end of the video, Jordi is seen without the sweater, standing face to face with the new girl, who is now wearing the sweater. This beautiful imagery represents the feeling of him slowly drifting away into the arms of another woman.

Jordi is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and content creator from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In 2018, she joined TikTok where she quickly went viral for her comedy videos. After gaining a significant fan base, Jordi began sharing music covers on YouTube and TikTok. She has also used livestreams to create a concert-like experience for her fans. She now has 12 million followers across all social media platforms and over 60,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, despite having only released one single. Her music style draws inspiration from artists such as Sabrina Carpenter and Olivia Rodrigo, drawing focus on the lyricism and emotional intensity.

Written By Karlee Smith



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