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JORDAN MACKAMPA  
Foreigner   
(AWAL)

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. 

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By Rachel Reed

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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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