Poised to head out on his first, sold out US tour, with additional dates added due to extraordinary demand, Jordan Rakei today unveils a third track – ‘Goodbyes’ – from his forthcoming album “Wallflower”, released worldwide on 22nd September 2017.
Recalling BadBadNotGood at their laidback best ‘Goodbyes’ marries Jordan’s exceptional soul vocal with airy strings and the whole thing is underpinned by an understated funk. “‘Goodbyes’ is about totally investing your love and energy into someone in the early stages of a relationship, but those feelings might not be reciprocated,” he explains.
“Wallflower” is the New-Zealand born, London-based multi-instrumentalist’s second album, written and recorded in the wake of a life-changing 10,000 mile move to London from his home town Brisbane in Australia. In London Jordan found kindred spirits, friendship and inspiration in Loyle Carner, Tom Misch, Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section), Richard Spaven, Alfa Mist and Dave Okumu of The Invisible (who, incidentally, plays guitar on ‘Goodbyes’).