Led by Norman, Oklahoma, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Jordin Swanson alternative rock band Mapping The Sky introduces themselves with the release of their debut song “Get Up Kid”. Available at your favorite platforms here: https://orcd.co/qkood1a
When asked about the song, ‘Get Up Kid’, Swanson says:
It hinges on a head-nodding electric guitar riff, while a hypnotic drumbeat sets the tempo. Staring down adversity, he leans into a chantable chorus punctuated by a question, “Do you want to live or die on your knees. You can drive around and scream along to it,” he says. “It’s about dealing with adversity and refusing to stay knocked down.
To pave the way for the album the band will be releasing a series of songs and videos throughout early 2024. Pre-order Here and Not Here and receive instant downloads of four album tracks upon their release here: Here And Not Here (orcd.co)
Formed in the Heartland, Mapping The Sky plays hypnotic hard rock laced with quotable lyrics and sharp storytelling. “Norman is a cool college town in the middle of Oklahoma,” says Swanson, “Every once in a while, a great band pops out of the state. I’m doing my own thing. I move through different styles of rock. It’s alternative, but it’s aggressive. There’s also a little bit of folk because of where I’m from—of course.”
At its core, Mapping The Sky delivers an edgy hybrid of melody, rhythm, rock, and message. “When I’m in a dark place, I always retreat into music and listen to my favorite songs,” Swanson says. “I want to write songs that connect.