Jodi Harman

Jodi Harman

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The music is lush, the songwriting is intimate. Honest lyrics, strong vocals and a dark, warm mood.

Biography

Jodi (with an i) steps into a full band role with *afterbloom; an infectious collection of new songs filled with the intense awareness that life is beautiful because of its trials. From the determination found in Let You Out Again...“I’m glad I didn’t take what I was handed, cuz I’ve been wrong before and I swore I’d never settle for less than I deserve”, to the quiet absolution of Just Let It Go... “If there was something that I knew how to do to make it easier for you to stay I would”, this ep shows her versatility as both a singer and an honest songwriter.

“I’ve always said that music is the constant truth. It’s allowed to grow, this time into a full band, but at it’s core, every song is still me, with a guitar, on my couch, writing about what we all go through.” That simplicity is translated, with the guidance of Baltimore producer, Steve Wright (Wrightway Studios) into a followup to her acoustic debut, Paper Dragons (05) that is lush and intimate.

Harman grew from a child who sang in private school competitions into a backing vocalist for a pop/rock band, before breaking out as a solo artist before forming this new band and releasing *afterbloom. You may have heard Jodi Harman's harmonies on songs
placed in television advertisement for the Warner Bros. movie, Matchstick Men, in WB's Felicity: Senior Year box set and several songs placed on MTV's Real World, Road Rules & Punk'd.

She has performed at music conferences such as the Global Entertainment & Media Summit (NY), Millenium Music Conference (PA) & Dewey Music Conference (MD)

Lyrics

Waste Away

Written By: Jodi Harman 2007

{WASTE AWAY}
@2007 Jodi Harman, Girlnextdoorecords

Grey fog over moonlight,
it's another dark night before a darker day
"Sometimes it's a tough fight before you find the right life,"
I know I've heard you say
These days I don’t know what I believe, I just can’t seem to breathe.
These days you find it hard to try, I'll have the strength, I will stay.

I won’t watch you waste away,
I won’t watch you walk away and let this go.
I won’t watch you waste away,
I won’t watch you walk away and you should know

This is not the last time you find that there's a thin line
between the dark and day
But we come from the same type of struggle for our own life
I know I've heard you say.
These days I don’t know what I believe, I just can’t seem to breathe.
These days you find it hard to fight, I'll have the strength, I will stay.

Let You Out Again

Written By: Jodi Harman 2007

{LET YOU OUT AGAIN}
@2007 Jodi Harman, Girlnextdoorecords

Maybe it's my fault,
I wear my heart on my sleeve while I pretend to be jaded
when all I really want is just to stop
quit telling me I should believe there are reasons why it ended

I'll tell you why I'm a bleeding heart for a boy misguided
then mine's the broken heart
when I find I am the only one to be misled
And I know I am to blame
I was the one who let you in
so let me be the one to let you out again

Let me tell you babe,
it's better if you just leave we both know that it's ended
You can't give more than what you came here for
and this time I see there's no other way around it

I'll tell you why I'm glad I didn't take what I was handed
cuz I've been wrong before
and I swore I'd never settle for less than I deserve
But I know I am to blame
cuz I was the one who let you in
so let me be the one to let you out again

Let's end it honestly
It's better you than me
I know I let you in
but I just can't pretend
that you are what I need
when I know differently
cuz I've been wrong before
this time I just want more
I know it isn't me
to be the one to leave
I know I let you in
so let me let you out again.

Just Let It Go

Written By: Jodi Harman 2007

{JUST LET IT GO}
@2007 Jodi Harman, Girlnextdoorecords

There's a thin line drawn between you and me
and for the first time, I think I want to see
But I can't seem to be everything I am
but if you stood right next to me maybe I can
just let it go.

Now I'm all twisted around what we could be
but there's something that's keeping a hold on me
Cuz I can't seem to be everything I am
but if you stood right next to me maybe I can
just let it go.

If there was something that I knew how to do
to make it easier for you to stay I would
But I can't seem to be everything I am
but if you stood right next to me maybe I can
just let it go.

Discography

*afterbloom (2007)
Paper Dragons (2005)

Set List

Typical set list includes a 70/30 split of originals/covers respectively. Prefer venues with an appreciation for original music such as music venues, theatres, festivals, conferences, etc. Typical set length ranges from 20 minute showcase set to hour and 1/2 set. Full night shows are possible.