Review: "Ruin My Life" - Allegra Jordyn
What if...? This question is often attached to worrying about the future. But what happens when you redirect it to take on a tone of optimism? Instead of thinking about the worst-case scenario, what if it does work out? In her new song ‘Ruin My Life’, Allegra Jordyn invites in the idea that everything could go right in a relationship. “I’m begging you to ruin my life.” I really admire how she’s confident enough to put herself in a vulnerable position, even though she doesn’t know what will happen. By reshaping fear of commitment and self-doubt into strength, Jordyn is more than willing to take the risk.
“Thought I’d never be caught dead in a white dress; flowers in my right hand, diamond on my left.” This first line immediately shows the eye-catchiness of Jordyn’s lyrics. The imagery is stunning. You can hear a lovely 80s-style pop vibe from the blend of funky bass guitar and drum beats with airy synths. As the different layers come in, there’s always a pleasurable mix of mystery and beauty. Jordyn’s confident vocals become goddess-like in the chorus; filled with emotion and letting you know that it’s okay to let your guard down. Her willingness to show this level of vulnerability throughout the entire song is truly awe-inspiring!
Hailing from Toronto, 20-year-old artist Allegra Jordyn grew up listening to classic rock and pop hits. At just 14 years old, she released her debut single, followed by her debut EP ‘Possibilities’ two years later. However, she struggled to fully resonate with her music. In 2020, she connected with producer Chris Grey and took full control over her storytelling and creativity. Speaking on topics like empowerment and self-discovery, Jordyn has redefined her sound to make it truer to herself. What I love about her is her ability to create these beautiful paradoxes in music that mimic the complexities of real life. ‘Ruin My Life’ paves the way for Jordyn’s new dreamy EP, which comes out this summer! Get her on your radar because (take it from me) she’ll knock your socks off!
Written By Kevin Rodriguez