Track: Jordan Rakei reveals first taste of his new album with single, Family

Credit: Justin Tyler Close

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Jordan Rakei is back with a new single Family, taken from what will be his fourth album What We Call Life, out on the ever brilliant Ninja Tune on 17th September. Of the forthcoming record the New Zealand born, Australia raised and London based artist says “As we worked through it, it made me realise I would love to talk about the different lessons I learned from therapy in my music: about my early childhood, my relationship with my parents and siblings, becoming independent in London, being in a new marriage, understanding how my marriage compares to the relationship my parents had”, while of Family he says “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.”

That vulnerability, and frankly, hurt is fully on display in the song, which sees his vocal hang on this melancholy repeated bassline and spikes of electro shivers, while the whole thing is glazed in this electronic hue.

Check it out, here

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