Jordan Rakei Wallflower Indies exclusive double LP is on 180g clear vinyl. Double LP regular is on 180g black vinyl. Both LP formats include a download code. The new album from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter/producer Jordan Rakei. Soulful, warm and full of charm. 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. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Jordan Rakei Origin Both LPs include a download code. The third full length album from Jordan Rakei. Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, Jordan Rakei’s third album, “Origin”, cuts straight to the point, in every sense of the word. The melodies are brighter, the sound is bigger and the vision behind it more finely-tuned. Switching up from the highly personal and intimate portrait he painted with 2017’s “Wallflower”, which was a way of grappling with his experience of anxiety and introversion, “Origin” is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future - notably Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. “I’m worried that we’re losing a sense of connection,” explains Jordan, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth, and how it affects our sense of humanity. For example, new single ‘Say Something’ is “about speaking up for what you believe in”, a call to arms for future humans to stand up against the AI systems which govern a now-dystopian world. It follows recent single ‘Mind’s Eye’, which envisions a future world where malfunctioning tech implanted in the human body has flooded the users mind with projections of chaos. He meditates daily, something he adopted partly in response to his issues with anxiety, and something which has shaped his worldview and informed his writing and production process. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Jordan Rakei / Alfa Mist Wind Parade / Galaxy JORDAN RAKEI – WINDPARADE A soul-rooted alternative R&B artist who sings, writes, produces, and plays keyboards, Australian Jordan Rakei debuted in 2013 with Franklin's Room, a self-released six-track EP. A remarkably mature set, it displayed the ease with which Rakei can switch from classic soul ballads to reggae grooves. This is Jordan’s version of the iconic WindParade by Donald Byrd. ALFA MIST - GALAXY Jazz-inspired urban soundscapes from one of East London’s moodiest new producers. Like most of his mates, when Alfa Mist was a teenager he was dabbling in hip-hop and grime. But by the time he got to college, he was teaching himself the piano and getting deeply into jazz–having fallen head over heels for the visionary work of Miles Davis. Friends and collaborators of Alfa Mist include the likes of Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei. This is Alfa’s version of Eddie Henderson’s track Galaxy. Blue Note 7"
Jordan Rakei Friday 17th September at St John's Church, on stage 7:00pm (14+) Additional COVID-19 measures are in place for this show. To be admitted, you will need to show proof of: DOUBLE VACCINATION - you received your second COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks ago. or NEGATIVE TEST - a negative lateral flow or PCR test taken in the 48 hours prior to the show. or NATURAL IMMUNITY - evidenced by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period. More info on how to evidence your status / test result HERE Masks are encouraged, but not mandated. If you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend. - Entry conditions will include whichever Covid-19 safety measures are advised by government at the time. PLEASE NOTE: date is subject to change pending government / NIHP guidance around the coronavirus outbreak. If this event is postponed, we will let you know - please do not contact us until a rescheduled date is announced. Once announced, if you cannot make the rescheduled date refunds will be available. - Celebrating the release of his new album titled What We Call Life, Jordan Rakei visits Kingston to play at St John's Church. What We Call Life’ is Jordan Rakei’s most vulnerable and intimate album to date. Its lyrics concern the lessons that the New Zealand-born, Australia-raised, and London-based artist learned about himself during therapy, a journey that began two years ago when he started reading about the ‘positive psychology’ movement. These themes manifest on songs like lead single “Family”, which Rakei says is “the most personal” he’s ever been with his lyrics. “I wanted to hit my vulnerability barrier and be really honest. It’s about my parents’ divorce in my mid-teens but still having love for them no matter what,” he explains. With so many artists being influenced by his style, it would be very easy for Jordan to stay in the same musical lane; but, as in life, he is determined to move his music forward. Such introspective subjects are a departure from Rakei’s last album, 2019’s ‘Origin’. Raising big questions about the way that technology and social media interferes with our sense of humanity, ‘Origin’ received praise from The Observer, Mixmag, Complex, and GQ, earned an unexpected shout-out from Elton John, led to a collaboration with rap legend Common, and saw Rakei give a show-stopping performance for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. - Times now confirmed as: 6:00pm doors 7:00pm JORDAN RAKEI - This show is 14+, under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. St John the Evangelist, Grove Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2SU CD | LP Past Event