Jordan Rakei has announced his new album ‘Origin’, alongside sharing the project’s second single, the smooth ‘Say Something’.
Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, ‘Origin’ is expected to cut straight to the point. 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.
Jordan continues with ‘Say Something’, which you can hear below – “[it’s] about speaking up for what you believe in” he says of the track which follows his recent ‘Mind’s Eye’.
Alongside announcing the new album, the multi-instrumentalist has also revealed plans for an autumn UK tour, which will see him play shows across the country in October, alongside a headline appearance at London’s esteemed Roundhouse.
Check the full tour dates, and ticket info below. ‘Say Something’ follows underneath:
Jordan Rakei 2019 UK Tour:
10 Oct – The Mill, Birmingham
11 Oct – Academy 2, Manchester
12 Oct – Uni Stylus, Leeds
15 Oct – SWX, Bristol
16 Oct – Concorde, Brighton
18 Oct – Roundhouse, London, UK