New on the Indie-Pop Scene: Somme

Somme/Jordan Cantor

This week we’re rocking out to Somme, Jordan Cantor’s multi-instrumental indie-pop project driven by electronic beats, mesmerizing vocals, and dreamy angst. Check out Somme’s new video for Ordinary Fools. Reverb and a great hook make it worthy of a low-key melancholia/longing playlist.

Somme is influenced by Robyn, Lorde, and Fleetwood Mac. Radio-friendly Ordinary Fools is one song from her self-titled debut EP. The intimate and moody record followed on the heels of a tough breakup. Cantor says, “The majority of the EP was inspired by a particular relationship that had a pretty big impact on me. It was short-lived and pretty unhealthy, but for the short time we were together it was really intense, something I had never experienced before.”

The video is stylish, ending up somewhere between beautiful and a sort of Instagram twee. It’s a solid entrance to the pop scene.

Jordan Cantor got her start in music at the young age of six, when she taught herself guitar and soon after graduated to songwriting and mastering other instruments. Following a stint at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Her first studio effort began in 2017. After a year and a half of writing and recording, she emerged as Somme, driven by pop hooks and soul-gripping vocals.

Somme’s debut self-titled album drops May 18th.