Jordyn Tareaz is a creative force on the rise. Growing up listening to the likes of Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, it is no question whether the pop and R&B powerhouse will have you encapsulated by her riffs, whistle tones, and 4-octave range.

Born in Maryland, Jordyn found her love for music while she was living in NYC (from ages 2-12). Starting out with piano and voice at age 3, then writing originals at age 8 Jordyn took the first steps in her professional career at age 9 when she signed with the NYC based agency J. Michelle Management.

After many years of honing in on her craft, Jordyn released her debut single “So Good (On My Own)” in January of 2022. The pop anthem fuses catchy melodies and powerful lyricism over delicate strings with hard-hitting drums and 808s.

Jordyn has started the year strong by opening for Warner Music Group artist Maude Latour, at Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC. And earning a mention in Billboard Magazine for her talents and involvement in the World Woman Hour soundtrack.

This is just the beginning for Jordyn Tareaz.

Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has hugely impacted your artistry.

A happy and impactful memory in my life occurred this past February. It was when I opened for the Warner Music Group artist Maude Latour in DC. I’m from the DMV so it was a super special experience to do it in my hometown. It was just a month after I released my debut single “So Good (On My Own)”, and it was my first time ever being an opener. With so many firsts back to back it felt like the start of my professional career.

How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?

To lead a happy healthy life, I always assert my boundaries. That helps me learn when to say no, and when to redirect my energy towards something else. In this industry there is such an intense culture, where it is easy to be taken advantage of. But having my boundaries gives me the courage to say no to opportunities that aren’t right for me, and redirect myself onto the proper path for me.

Who did you learn from to instill those values?

I learned the importance of having boundaries from my mother.

Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?

Yes, it is definitely hard work for me to balance my well being and my art. I struggle with it all the time. I have an especially hard time taking time away from my art and having “off” days. But as a creative I have to force myself, because I know it is in the best interest of my art. If I’m burnt out I know I’m not going to create anything that I’m proud of.

Was there a turning point in how you decided to put yourself first?

The pandemic was the turning point where I decided to start putting myself first. I really felt like I was surrounding myself with a lot of the wrong people, so I took some time to myself and reflect and eventually decided to walk away from those relationships. I talk about this journey in my debut single “So Good (On My Own)”. Self care isn’t always adding activities to your life, but it can also be stepping away and having meaningful time by yourself.

How do you like to promote a healthy lifestyle?

To promote a healthy lifestyle I make sure to portray one on my social media. Whether it’s on my “Welcome to My World” vlogs on TikTok, or my posts on Instagram, I always strive to show the world my real unfiltered life. Ans the ways I live a healthy balance between work as an artist, college student, and young woman in my 20s.

In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?

My fans are my family, so I’m always connecting with them and checking in on them. One of the reasons my fan base is called the Lions is because we’re all part of the same pack. Here for one another now till infinity. I’m always one for giving my fans advice when they ask for it in my comment sections or over dm. And I even have a mailing list where I send messages to my fans.

Who checks in on YOU when you need it most?

My mother checks on me the most. She always can tell when I’m going through a hard time just based on my facial expressions and mannerisms. It’s so important to have people in your corner to check up on you.

Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how has it's changed your life now?

One habit that I had to change was my lack of discipline. Whether that is forcing myself to get up out of bed and out the house every day, to staying on top of my creativity, discipline is everything. Though I’m still working on it every day, discipline has definitely made me a better and more successful person.

Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need?

I recently read Mariah Carey’s memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey”, and it really gave me the motivation I needed in life. She has such an interesting and unique backstory, and reading about her break into the music industry at my age was incredible.

What is the mantra of 2022?!

My mantra of 2022 is “you better believe I’m so good on my own”. It’s also lyrics from my debut single “So Good (On My Own)”. But the meaning behind it is that no matter who comes and goes out of my life, I am strong, powerful, and I got this!

Give all the inside scoop on your latest project!

I have a lot of things coming up. Right now I’m finishing up my debut EP. Make sure to follow all of my social media (@jordyntareaz) to stay up to date;)

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