Jordie Lane is always getting caught in a downpour. “A quick storm just hit while I was getting my coffee,” he says with an unquenchable, good-natured humor. The much loved Australian indie roots artist, who recently moved from Melbourne to LA to Nashville, is malleable and resilient despite the torrent of changes that have come his way. His upcoming release, GLASSELLLAND, out September 7 in the United States and Europe, combines the desert Tropicalia influences of his homeland with the modern Southwestern folk of his new home.
Produced by Clare Reynolds (Timbaland, Haley Reinhart, Greyson Chance), the two created GLASSELLLAND in teardown transitory studios, which they built and deconstructed in varying spaces in Northeast Los Angeles. From a melding of genres, influences, and backgrounds, GLASSELLLAND is the product of an outsider immersing himself in unfamiliar territory, and loving every moment of it. Jordie Lane has created a record seeped in mystery, but the kind that happily divulges its secret after a few listens. “That’s what this record’s really about,” says Jordie. “Tying reality and fantasy together.”