Having built on the success of her debut ‘lockdown’ single “I Miss It” with releases of “TV Or Not TV” and “How It Is (feat Marx)” earlier this year, northern wordsmith Jodie Langford is back with “Disturbed” – a fresh new cut that tops off what’s been an explosive twelve months for the artist.
With its hypnotic gut-punching beat produced by Hull’s ‘King Of Electro’ Endofievelbaddie, the highly infectious Disturbed was initially inspired by Jodie’s time spent decaying within the walls of a call centre repeating the same routine day after day, having to meet expectations of compliance and sales targets, while wondering how her time could be better spent . It later developed into a dialogue about being overwhelmed by the demands of modern life in general as well as personal relationships and the boundaries between the selfless and the selfish. Have you ever yearned for a ‘DO NOT DISTRB’sign to be plastered across your forehead?
Although the track doesn’t comment on the more crippling societal issues we face, unlike my previous track. I feel the emotions exposed in this song are my most bitter to date. The character in the song is expressing complete exhaustion, reacting to how she’s bled herself dry for the sake of her livelihood. In return, this has extinguished her own ambitions and any sense of purpose. Disturbed is for people who are keeping their head above water in a job they hate while neglecting themselves as they care for others – a track that’s begging you to say no and take five.
Describing herself as an unapologetically Northern passionate wordsmith began writing when she was sixteen and has since gone on to perform at several festivals. In recent years Jodie has risen to become one of the most distinctive voices in Hull’s burgeoning spoken word scene.
Performing, writing, and public speaking are her passions and Jodie hopes to continue experimenting with and exploring her creative energy as she crosses over into the world of music.
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Written by: Tara