Jordan Rakei - Wallflower - 2x LP Clear Vinyl

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SKU:
c0012343
UPC:
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Album:
Wallflower
Artist:
Jordan Rakei
Format:
12" Vinyl

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LIMITED EDITION 2LP 180g heavyweight CLEAR vinyl version will be exclusive to indie stores.

"Wallflower": introverted, misunderstood, sensitive, strange and seemingly unknowable. Newly signed to Ninja Tune, Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer - born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the Cook Islands - 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. On "Wallflower" 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.

Jordan considers "Wallflower" his most personal work yet - it's an emotive opus inspired by his own struggles with introversion and anxiety. Sonically lush and complex, yet lyrically relatable and unguarded, listeners are offered a glimpse into the mind and artistry of a musician who grapples with his own self-image and fears every day. On 'Sorceress' (recently supremely reworked by Photay) the ego is personified as a sinister and controlling spirit figure led by equal parts understated ethereal guitar and Jordan's superb multi-layered vocals. New single 'Nerve', featuring Dave Okumu of The Invisible on guitar, is upbeat and incites a sense of renewal as its lyrics call out the fallacies within self-constructed paradigms. Elsewhere, the ska-tinged 'Clues Blues' is laced with trombone and saxophone by Ahmad Dayes and Wayne Francis II from South London pillars United Vibrations.

In many ways "Wallflower" is a direct emotional response to his new surroundings and is undoubtedly testament to Jordan's personal strength, drive and overriding passion for his art as well as a reflection of his openness and eagerness to reach out and explore London's fertile music underground.

Vinyl is 2LP 180g heavyweight black vinyl in artworked paper sleeves housed in a 5mm spined gatefold outer sleeve. Artwork by Stuart Hardie. Includes MP3 download code.
A1Eye To Eye
A2May
B1Sorceress
B2Nerve
B3Goodbyes
C1Clues Blues
C2Chemical Coincidence
C3Carnation
D1Lucid
D2Hiding Place
D3Wallflower

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