Chicago based musician HODJE inherited her love of music from her dad, who is a keyboard player, as well as her grandfather, who worked at Gibson. Back with an exceptional new release ‘Jump From The Table’, HODJE’s influences range from The Beatles, to Dagny, to Enya. Outside of music, HODJE fosters dogs and assists in developing plant-based restaurants.
Speaking about the new release, HODJE shares, ‘In 2020, I was riddled with anxiety about all the unknowns of the pandemic, like I imagine most people were. I was also in a serious relationship which was falling apart that same year. I wasn’t eating enough, I was just not in a good place. I started thinking about what it was going to be like to reintroduce myself back into social activities. I love going out into the world and meeting new people and trying new places, but that also coexisted with my anxieties and sadness about 2020 in its entirety.
This image of a girl going back into a bar for the first time after the pandemic and getting happy drunk with her friends, climbing on a table and thinking she could jump off and fly, was just a funny vision to me. That hook, ‘I think I can fly,’ also was a metaphor for, ‘I think I’m going to get over this, I think I’m going to be okay.’