Snail Mail, the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan, brought her unique brand of emotive indie rock to The Tonight Show Friday, performing the song “Glory” off her critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Valentine.
Backed by her band, Jordan displayed her guitar chops as she ran through the song, which documents a feeling of helplessness while trapped in a codependent relationship. “You owe me/You own me,” she sings. “I could never hurt you, my love/You know me.”
The New York-based singer dropped Valentine — which Rolling Stone called an album filled with “amped-up pop choruses, refined sense of melody, and hints of everything from Blood Orange-inspired R&B to vintage mid-century torch balladry” — late last year. It was accompanied by a slew of singles, including title track “Valentine,” the vulnerable dancefloor-ready “Ben Franklin,” and the breezy breakup anthem “Madonna.”
“On Valentine, there’s a good amount of real experienced loss and adult hurt,” the singer said of the album in an interview with Rolling Stone last year. “It hits me in the guts in a way that feels really on point right now with where I’m at emotionally.”
Snail Mail is about to embark upon a tour of the U.K. and Europe, with a brief stop in Japan to perform at the country’s famed Fuji Rock festival. Jordan will return to the U.S. in August for a brief tour of the East Coast and Midwest, kicking off Aug. 12 in Providence, Rhode Island and wrapping up Sept. 24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.