“Jump From The Table” and onto the nearest dancefloor, Chicago based artist HODJE is an exceptional artist that I’m glad to have found. The latest offering is an indie rock single with subtle elements of pop all the way through. An artist that stands out from the crowd yet fits in perfectly in today’s charts, HODJE is destined for greatness.
Speaking about the new release, HODJE shares, ‘In 2020, I was riddled with anxiety about all the unknowns of the pandemic, like I imagine most people were. I was also in a serious relationship which was falling apart that same year. I wasn’t eating enough, I was just not in a good place. I started thinking about what it was going to be like to reintroduce myself back into social activities. I love going out into the world and meeting new people and trying new places, but that also coexisted with my anxieties and sadness about 2020 in its entirety.
This image of a girl going back into a bar for the first time after the pandemic and getting happy drunk with her friends, climbing on a table and thinking she could jump off and fly, was just a funny vision to me. That hook, ‘I think I can fly,’ also was a metaphor for, ‘I think I’m going to get over this, I think I’m going to be okay.’