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 Brooke’s Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
On his new record, Rakei has scaled up his ambitions, and is more confident in the way he goes about achieving them.
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