On his debut album, Jordan Mackampa navigates love, letting go, and life in London. Easy listening, but emotionally deep diving, each track is a soulful exploration of his surroundings. With an acoustic guitar and warm, buttery vocals, the Republic of Congo-born singer-songwriter finds a cozy place for the heart and head to land. On the title track he softly sings, “No matter where I go/I know where I came from,” and I believe it. Never trying too hard, there’s strength and a confident presence that carries us through his musical terrain at a toe-tapping pace. Foreigner takes Mackampa to the next level as an artist, and you’ll be glad you came along.
By Rachel Reed
Foreigner is out March 13, 2020. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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