FADER has recently released a short documentary on Snail Mail's frontman Lindsey Jordan. She first started playing guitar at the age of five with classical training, leading up to her recently graduating from high school with an LP and EP under her belt. As Snail Mail, Jordan along with Ray Brown on drums and Alex Bass on bass, have been touring much of the world over the last year. They not only toured all of the United States but ventured off to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and the Netherlands just to name a few.
This documentary speaks about the life Jordan left at home while going on such a long tour. In "Home A Little Older," we see what happens behind the scenes when a musician returns home to their past life. In Jordan's case, this is Ellicott City, Maryland. We see a side of her that many suburbanites can relate to. A life of hanging out with friends, cooking, sleeping, playing Grand Theft Auto, watching movies, and going roller skating. Although what Jordan points out as the most important to her is being able to just sit and do nothing with her friends at home.
She goes on to say, "all the light and joy and youth leaves my face on tour, soon as we hop in the van" adding a quick, "just kidding" before explaining that she understands how lucky she to make music for a living, but at the same time she is still young. The last thing Jordan says before the documentary ends with her standing alone in a roller rink is, "sometimes I do feel like I just want to be 19."
The whole documentary is only a slim two minutes and twenty-three seconds with Snail Mail's song "Heat Wave" playing in the background and you can watch it here.