Rochelle Jordan: Shotgun

This post has been a long time coming. I meant to post it a couple weeks ago after watching the first episode of H∆SHTAG$. The only thing that prompted me to do it now is I can't get the hook of 'Shotgun' outta my head. Seriously. This is moody, well-produced and forward-thinking RnB.

Rochelle Jordan - Shotgun

Discovered through watching H∆SHTAG$’s first episode, Rochelle Jordan‘s voice has been stuck in my head for weeks now, and I don’t know why I haven’t blogged about her sooner. Just in that episode alone, when they played her vocals singing ‘Shotgun’, I felt like it just overpowered the whole episode for me.

I mean, that hook. Wow. Just wow.

Her vocals are so raw, yet filled with so much emotion. That’s a hard thing to achieve these days.

The song itself takes on an even darker mood as Rochelle deplores on a relationship that feels like love, but (seems) she’s unaware of which direction it’s taking her.

But I suppose that’s the thing with riding ‘Shotgun’ – you’re never the one behind the wheel, you’re just there for the ride…

“Shotgun, always.
Even though my heart it aches, baby.
Sad you ever spoke, this ain’t enough.

Well, we’re meant to exist in another world above.”

The song itself and the black-and-white visuals that accompany it, is dark and gritty, but her starkly honest and moody vocals cut through that melancholy feeling.