LISTEN :: Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes


Recalling BadBadNotGood at their laid back best, ‘Goodbyes’ marries Jordan’s exceptional soul vocal with airy strings, under-pinned 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.

Credit: Hollie Fernando

“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’).

Jordan Rakei headlines O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 20th as part of his ‘Wallflower’ UK tour. Full dates below.

11 Oct        Birmingham Institute 3, Birmingham, UK
12 Oct     Thekla, Bristol, UK
13 Oct        Haunt, Brighton, UK
16 Oct        Gorilla, Manchester, UK
17 Oct        Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
18 Oct        Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
20 Oct        O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK