Jordan Tariff Talks With TMI About His Debut Track “Warning Shot”

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Hey Jordan:)  You just released your debut track “Warning Shot”! Can you tell us about what this song means to you?

“Warning Shot” means so much to me because it’s the beginning of my career as an artist. It’s a song I wrote when I was frustrated/confused about what I should be doing here in LA. I was so stressed at the time with trying to figure out what my next steps were and how I could accomplish all that I hope to. 

What do you hope your supporters will think of your new song?  & What do you hope they’ll get from hearing your new song?

I hope “Warning Shot” sparks curiosity with people. I have a lot of music to share and even though this is a part of my voice, it’s not the only part, and I want people to stick around to see the rest. I also hope people listening are able to realize how important it is to be yourself. I hope they’re able to keep moving forward regardless of how tough things might seem and I hope to win and conquer our battles together. I turn to music in the same way a listener would, to feel connected and less alone. 

Can you tell us the backstory of this song? Is it from a real experience?

It’s from a lot of real experiences actually. Specifically, I used to be too focused on what people thought of me or expected from me. I wrote this song as sort of a reminder to myself. I want to always be moving forward and doing the best I personally can. 

You also have more music coming out in 2019!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to next year?!?

So much, it’s crazy. I’ve been working so hard over the past few years perfecting each piece and I can’t wait to share them with everyone. Should I release an album or singles, or both? That’s the best part, literally everything is ahead. 

What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?

Mostly it’s just nice to have music on streaming platforms so I don’t have to play it from my Notes app for people! HA, it’s really the best part about the release actually. Overall though, it’s the most amazing and surreal feeling ever. The week before “Warning Shot” released was a rollercoaster of emotion. This is all I’ve ever wanted, I’ve always wanted to share my stories with people and it’s finally happening. But it’s also a terrifying experience. You feel so vulnerable and unsure, but then once it’s finally out there you can point to that song and say “I did that”. 

Is there going to be a music video for the song, if yes, can you tell us about the concept of the video 🙂

There is going to be a music video and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. I definitely don’t want to give too much away but it’s essentially about leaving your old self behind and moving forward. And it was directed by my creative director Steven Taylor.

Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?

I feel like I’m accepting an award right now. I have a lot of people I want to thank and at the top of that list is my family. My parents and my sister Lexi have been so incredibly supportive over the past few years, I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without them. I’d also like to thank my creative director Steven who saw something in me the first day we met and has been my coach through all of this. I also want to thank my producer Chase for making me a better artist and opening up my eyes to so many different possibilities with my music. And you for taking the time to share my story and music! 

What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?

I just want people to walk away feeling something. I want my music and my message to move people the way music has moved me. Experience life, be kind, have fun, build meaningful relationships, enjoy… Whether you’re moved to tears based on your connection or you’re smiling ear to ear, I just want to connect people.

Are you planning any shows to promote your new music?

No shows planned as of yet but I’m definitely itching to start performing and day dreaming of all the possibilities. I can’t wait!

What’s something your fans don’t know about you?

There’s SO much because I really just started. I guess a good quick answer would be that when I was five, I thought I could fly. I like to think I’m smarter now, but then, I would tie blankets around my neck as a cape and put socks on my hands and called myself a superhero. It got so bad that my parents had to block off the railing in our house so that I wouldn’t try and “fly” off of it.

What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?

They should know that I’m excellent at small talk and welcome the opportunity to prove it. 😊 I really do love meeting new people and if someone’s going to take time out of their day to say hey, then I’m going to be sure to return the favor.  

Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?

There are definitely a few people I’d love to meet. My top choice is Chris Martin from Coldplay because of his songwriting abilities. Billie Eilish and Khalid are two new artists that are close to my age and doing exactly what I’m doing, further down the road though of course. I’d love to pick their brains and learn where they draw inspiration from and what it was like on their rise to success.

Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?

Is it? I feel like I never know anymore.

What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?

I just can’t wait to tour! 

Any last things you want to tell your supporters?

Hey guys, I’m Jordan Tariff. I just got here and have so much to share! Really, even if you’re a hater, you should follow along because I promise to keep giving you stuff to hate on. AND, if you haven’t yet, go check out “Warning Shot” streaming on all platforms now. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!

Thank YOU so much for talking to me!

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