Songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Jordan Rakei is preparing for the deluxe edition of his brilliant ‘Origin’ album from last year – out on the ever-brilliant Ninja Tune on March 13th.
From it he’s released a new track, one of a wealth of new material included on the release, called ‘Signs’ featuring hip-hop royalty and grammy winner Common.
“I am very grateful to be a part of it,” explains Common. “When I heard the song, I was inspired and I thought it was something that I could be my creative self on. I really appreciate Jordan as an artist and I am excited to be collaborating with him.” Speaking about the collaboration, Jordan added: “I’m so honoured to have a track with Common. It’s insanely humbling to know that one of my favourite rappers of all time liked one of my tracks and decided to be a part of it! We had a conversation when I was in America on tour and he understood the track’s meaning from the get go. I remember walking to high school when I was about 13 and rinsing his albums “Be” and “Electric Circus”. It feels very surreal to say we now share a piece of music together!”
Featuring woozy chords and a driving funk flavoured backline and Jordans pop soul voice at its core, surrounded by these ethereal backing harmonies, it’s smooth and melodic. Common adds his usual touch of magic, his rhymes and lyrics adding to the vibe.
Check it out, here