Ezra Jordan Gets Lost In Dollarama

The singer-songwriter sells you with a tender ballad from his upcoming 117 LP.

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Ezra Jordan can’t find what he’s looking for in Dollarama, his latest single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Diving even deeper into his realest, rawest, and most realized artistic self yet, the Canadian contemporary pop, R&B and soul artist — who also happens to be the son of Marc Jordan and Amy Sky — takes stock of his life in this yearning, tender ballad.

“This song was written during one of my lowest points during the pandemic,” Ezra shares. “I was suffering from a pretty significant depressive episode, my plans to move to L.A. had been derailed, and I had lost my job and moved back with my parents. I took stock of my life, my relationships, my friends, and my own self-image, and tried to figure out where this empty feeling was coming from. Out of that, I wrote Dollarama.”

The single arrives ahead of Jordan’s forthcoming sophomore album 117. Scheduled for release this fall, the five-track EP follows 2020’s breakthrough debut Cheap Therapy.

“This collection of songs is, without a doubt, the most meaningful and vulnerable music I’ve ever released,” he says. “I’ve been doing this ‘music thing’ for a while now, but I think it took this many years to feel fully realized as a writer and an artist. In so much of my other music, I’ve always felt there was a compromise; I was trying to shoehorn the music I really wanted to make into a form that was ‘cool’ or ‘poppy’ or ‘current’ enough. But when I truly faced the thought of abandoning music and finding some other way to spend my life, I felt I owed it to myself to make at least one thing that was as close to my true artistic vision as I was able to get. And that’s the 117 EP.”

Watch Dollarama above, hear more from Ezra Jordan below, and keep up with him at his website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.