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Jordan Mackampa returns with new release, "I'VE FOUND MY HOME IN YOU"

02 November 2023, 12:43 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Jordan Mackampa has shared the second single, “I’VE FOUND MY HOME IN YOU” from his forthcoming second studio album, Welcome Home, Kid!.

This new offering comes accompanied by the second video in a series of beautifully shot videos centred around the home, directed by Jedidah M (Etta Bond, Tay Iwar, Calvin Klein). “I’VE FOUND MY HOME IN YOU” follows the introspective “PROUD OF YOU”, a long overdue conversation Jordan has with his inner child.

The new album Welcome Home, Kid! sees Mackampa come back to his love of R&B, soul, funk and gospel with references to Dru Hill and Blackstreet, producing a new sound that nods to his earlier soundcloud works and the nostalgia of his childhood.

It's brazen and bold and presents an incredibly assured artist that is no longer afraid to show off their Blackness, queerness, or sexual expression in all their forms. Getting to this place has taken Jordan decades of growth, patience and gruelling lessons to reach this state and now he can stand in his Blackness proudly. This album tells the story of how he got to this place of self-worth and the stories of the varying complex but beautiful perspectives about the Black experience. He is open and honest about sex, intimacy, imposter syndrome and how he navigates healthy love, toxic heartbreak, friendships and forgiveness.

"This was a big theme for me in writing a lot of these songs because no one else has lived life in my shoes, I really had to take other peoples’ opinions and stories out of the writing and put myself at the forefront of everything. Which in turn, made me put the guitar down more and stand centre stage naked in a way," he explains.

"This new album for me feels even more personal now - I use more self language of “I” over “we” because all of these stories are about me and my life in even more depth than the first record touched upon, whilst covering more bases either through my own first person story telling of something current I’m dealing with or a past situation I’m using music to heal through. The debut was me figuring out shit, this album is me putting the last puzzle piece on the board.”

Jordan Mackampa's second album, Welcome Home, Kid! is set for release on 16 February via AWAL, and is available to pre-save.

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