Late Bloomer - EP

by Jordan Thornquest

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benb77 amazing sad EP to cry to, keep doing what you do Jordan, your music is legendary!

Favorite track: Late Bloomer.
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willy bro if this really is "power pop," this is the best fucking pop album ive ever heard. honestly 10/10 lyrics. it's perfect "emotional" without being depressing like the hotelier or Mobo or another actual emo band. also the vocals so so good. honestly I think Jordan is my favorite solo artist. ive interacted with him on twitter once or twice as well and he seems like such a genuine guy. seriously buy this album. idgaf if it's on spotify. i never use bandcamp and yet I bought this ep because it's so good. it just hits home so much for me. this got me through being uber depressed while simultaneously being snowed in on a trip to denver. too good.

restock ur shirts mate. id buy one in a heartbeat. Favorite track: Man, Seeking Pity.
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Axe Murderer late boomer lmfao Favorite track: Late Bloomer.
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LoudFastRules i can't stop listening to this. love the sound love the vocals and the lyrics too. Favorite track: The Happiest Man in Town.
Alexander Mulholland
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Alexander Mulholland Damn I wish popular music was this good Favorite track: The Happiest Man in Town.
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Nate Burr An angsty, confused, lost EP that expresses its frustrations in such a reasonable and friendly manner, exposing some intensely personal and crushing truths from Jordan's personal life. It's self aware, exciting, unpredictable, and ends on a mile-high note of noise, energy, and confidence. One of the best releases of 2017 from the Idaho scene and the best release I've ever heard out of Twin Falls. Favorite track: Late Bloomer.
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I know that you mean well I know what you're trying to say I don't really want your help I don't want healing that way I don't want your good advice All I ask is you'll keep still I just need to hear my voice Do you have some time to kill? Changes only takes place when you put your feelings on the shelf But please just let me have this, I want to feel sorry for myself She can have whoever she wants I know that life's not fair People get to choose who they want But losing her still makes me scared You say "Oh honey, Everyone knows what it's like to get hurt" I know you want to lift me up But right now, the truth just hurts When someone feels sorry, at least you know for sure that they care Then they try to direct you, you turn your back, and they're no longer there Fields of wildflowers, brave seasons, with roots grown over time Tend the late bloomers, shelter them, or else they start die
Late Bloomer 05:08
Wake up later as the week draws on To crush your spirit & your bond As every smile pulls you deeper Takin’ orders while you do your work Fuck feelings, make it so it hurts It's cliche, make it feel cheaper 'Cause what you want doesn't really matter But you can't stop, wishin' that you had her It's not good to feel this way To not move on when she's had her say It's not her job to be polite When you're a kid who's not alright The touch I seem to crave is just my Distractions that I caved to, made by A brain that claims that I can't live without it For her sake I should be over this But look how much I fuckin’ wrote for this How much longer before I figure this out!? Take your time Workin' through your heartbreak is a lonely climb Too fast & you could fall & lose your mind You'll feel better if you take your time Tell yourself to go for someone else To try the girl that also counts As someone that you said you might like instead Oh, fuck it, be honest with yourself She deserves to be with someone else Don’t waste her time or younger years On something that will only end in tears
Little One 04:14
Little one, You are the reason I can face the sun Little one, I'm a little less aimless when I see you run Child of mine, You know it brings me peace to see you shine But Child of mine, I'd be lying to you if I said I was fine Don’t worry, though There’s nothin’ you could do You already give me what little I ask of you and When I’m stuck at home You get me out of bed Your life is the one worth keepin’ I don’t want to be the reason you end up dead Entry one I found somebody who’s pulled me undone Entry ten I don’t think I’ll ever fall in love again Little one, Don’t worry, your father isn’t givin’ up I’m sorry little one There’s only so much a pet can do for someone You’ve done all you can I couldn’t ask for more One day I’ll give back to you When I pick my body off the floor And my heart is crashing into my brain Burning all my common senses Leaving me insane
Broken Brain 04:10
Broken brain, you made a mess out of me again I tried my best just to be a friend, and now I'm out of control Childhood friend, I want so badly for all this to end Just to feel like I don’t have to bend, And fold to fit my given role How many times can I blame my mind In order to never have to change How many times do you have to say That everything's okay Before I learn that it can stay that way? Giving up, because I feel I didn't give enough I wore you down & didn't ever let up Do you think of me less? Stuck in place, it's so much easier to ask for grace To plead forgiveness but to never change To hope that pity heals stress
I didn't think I'd have to write this yet But have you read the morning news? I’m now the smiling face of my hometown Ruled by racist country & the blues I’m really no better than anyone else ‘round here But I’d planned to start out with my best foot forward for you I’m flattered you’d look up to me But surprise, I have no idea what to do Everybody, let’s get down With the happiest Man in town How can he not be a little bit proud With a voice so clear and loud A straight-edge catalyst for fun Never drank til 21 Clearly he knows what to do So give us your point of view This mornin’s meal was had at 2PM I only got up to take my dog outside My mind is full of things I’m putting off ‘Till I decide I’m worth their time But please don’t worry that I’m not doing well When the big rush starts, and I’m on stage When the crowd looks, and my voice matters I’ll come alive & act my age Hello, there! I’m a voice of small town rage If you’re in charge, I’m here to rattle your cage And send you boys a message, from the man who’s now in charge So you’re all afraid of a little noise? Of loud, angry girls & boys Of a vision of a precious town, with meth problems & plenty of guns Come on! Sad kids will never seen the sun In a city that doesn’t believe in fun? Who thinks that happiness & health is a prize to be won? Surprise, the kid you gave keys Will drive right through your ancient knees Into your city with our favorite song turned up all the way! Let’s burn this town of apathy With just our voice & energy! Brought by boredom & misery You’ll have to bury me! (During chorus) Hello there, I’m new to pain But I’m over that, I’m back again Hello there, I’m new to purpose Thanks to that, I don’t feel worthless Hello there, I’m over you and Thanks to you, I’m feeling human Hello there, I’m new to sorrow But now my tears are dry, And I’ll be back tomorrow


I’m in a weird place in my life right now.

For the first time, I’m facing a lot of things about myself that I never dared to address before: specifically, I’ve never really considered the depth or meaning of my relationships with other people, whether platonic or romantic.

I’m coming to grips with the fact that I have a few severe emotional & mental deficiencies when it comes to how I view myself, alone & around other people. Even worse, I am completely incapable of being platonic towards people I’m attracted to, or even simply stable around people I admire. I don’t know how to interact around them, to treat them like normal people, or even just to try & ignore them, and it destroys me. I have zero mental stability towards my own sexuality, needs, wants, or self care.

I feel like I'm experiencing & figuring this all out a little too late. And at this moment, I just need someone to listen. Thank you for taking the time to do so: this album is my first attempt at understanding myself.

"When someone feels sorry, at least you know for sure that they care
Then they try to direct you, you turn your back, and they're no longer there
Fields of wildflowers will brave seasons, with roots grown over time
But tend the late bloomers, shelter them, or else they start die"

All I really want is a hug, right now. Until then, I think saying these words should help a little.


released December 1, 2017

Written, recorded, and produced by Jordan Thornquest.
Album artwork by Eli Stonemets.


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