Track: Jordan Rakei – Say Something, plus album and world tour news

Jordan Rekei has announced his new album, ‘Origin’ is out on June 14th via Ninja Tune, and from it he’s released a single, Say Something.

It’s a happy go lucky smooth slice of modern soul at first glance. The sheen on the production glows, as Rekei’s silvery vocals warm the cockles against a backdrop of simmering backing vocals and this bubbling pot of a band underneath. Lyrically it fits in with much of the album in that it has this almost fear of a dystopian future –  ‘Say Something’ is essentially “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, or at least so says the press release. Certainly though the themes of the album are driven from these sort of ideas  “I’m worried that we’re losing a sense of connection,” he says.

Judging by this though, at least some of those fears are unfounded as ‘Say Something’ is totally engaging. Check it out, here


2019 Live Tour dates:

15 May – EartH, Hackney, UK – SOLD OUT
19 May – The Funk & Soul Weekender, Brighton, UK
20 May – Cinetol, Amsterdam, NL – SOLD OUT
22 May – Club Privat, Berlin, DE – SOLD OUT
24 May – Dot 2 Dot, The Ritz, Manchester, UK
25 May – Dot 2 Dot, SWX, Bristol, UK
26 May – Dot 2 Dot, Trent Uni, Nottingham, UK
09 June – Cross the Tracks Festival, London, UK
14 June – Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, DE
16 June – Kala Festival, AL
25 June – Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever, LA – SOLD OUT
27 June – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
05 July – Down The Rabbit Hole, NL
14 July – Dour Festival, BE
17 July – Nice Jazz Festival, Nice, FR
17 Aug – Triffid, Brisbane, AU
19 Aug – Recital Hall, Melbourne, AU
21 Aug – Sydney, Metro, AU
23 Aug – Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
24 Aug – San Fran, Wellington, NZ
25 Sep – Nalen, Stockholm, SE
26 Sep – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
28 Sep – Mojo, Hamburg, DE
29 Sep – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, DE
01 Oct – CBE, Cologne, DE
03 Oct – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
04 Oct – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
05 Oct – AB Ballroom, Brussels, BE
08 Oct – Academy, Dublin, IE
10 Oct – The Mill, Birmingham, UK
11 Oct – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
12 Oct – Uni Stylus, Leeds, UK
15 Oct – SWX, Bristol, UK
16 Oct – Concorde, Brighton, UK
18 Oct – Roundhouse, London, UK

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