A phenomenal talent, Jordan Rakei is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter / producer with an incredible soul voice, releases his new album Wallflower via Ninja Tune. At only 25, Jordan is a rare talent whose distinct take on soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness many artists spend their entire careers chasing. He writes with a maturity and flair that belies his years and new album Wallflower sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. The easy swing that has been the backbone of his sound from the outset is ever present, harking back to teenage days spent in his bedroom with his beloved MPC trying to emulate 9th Wonder and Pete Rock. On Wallflower the tools and the process have evolved - the focus is on live instrumentation - but the groove and the cadence are unmistakable, framing soul and jazz in a truly vibrant oeuvre that simultaneously recalls his predecessors The Roots and peers The Internet, Nick Hakim and Hiatus Kaiyote.
2LP - Double 180 Gram heavyweight black vinyl in artworked paper sleeves housed in a 5mm spined gatefold outer sleeve. Artwork by Stuart Hardie. Includes MP3 download code.
2LP+ - Limited edition Double 180 Gram heavyweight clear vinyl in artworked paper sleeves housed in a 5mm spined gatefold outer sleeve. Artwork by Stuart Hardie. Includes MP3 download code.