10/02/2019

JORDAN RAKEI Shares "Mind's Eye" Live + Tour Kicks Off This Month (NINJA TUNE)


JORDAN RAKEI
WATCH: "MIND'S EYE" LIVE SESSION HERE

FALL EUROPEAN & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 

"the grooves are strong, the vocals soaring and the synths have enough shimmer to light up a glitter ball" -
COMPLEX

"avidly blending a variety of genres to create soul-stirring cuts that are brilliantly layered between his vocals and production." - HYPEBEAST

Photo by Dan Medhurst //

Jordan Rakei has enjoyed a stellar 2019 so far, cementing his worldwide rep as a modern soul icon in the making. The preternaturally talented songwriter, producer and live performer released his latest album Origin this summer via Ninja Tune which received universal appreciation for his ability to meld his influences from jazz, hip-hop and soul into such a singular and potent musical vision. The London-based, New Zealand-born and Australia-raised musician is currently in the midst of a Eurorean tour and will head to North America later this month, following sold out shows in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year, and has just released a live version of album single "Mind's Eye." Filmed in one continuous shot at The Pool studio in London and directed by CHILD, Jordan and his expanded band deliver an epic, extended live version of the fan favorite. See full tour routing below and watch "Mind's Eye" Live at The Pool here: https://jordanrakei.lnk.to/live-sessionPR/youtube

Jordan Rakei - 'Mind's Eye' (Live Session)
Jordan Rakei - 'Mind's Eye' (Live Session)


Origin is an album that is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth and how it affects our sense of humanity. In addition to "Mind's Eye," it features well-received singles "Say Something," "Rolling into One" and"Wildfire." Stream Origin HERE, watch Jordan's COLORS performance of "Wildfire" with almost a million views HERE and view his performance from earlier this summer on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic HERE

Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, 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. He channelled the classic songwriting and musicality of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, striving to surprise and delight with the form of his work, and always infusing it with the same effortless swing and human feel that he fell in love with listening to A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock and 9th Wonder. He also meditates daily, something he adopted partly in response to his issues with anxiety, and something which has shaped his worldview and informed his writing and production process. 

EUROPEAN & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Oct 03 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso *sold out
Oct 04 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
Oct 05 Brussels, BE - AB Ballroom
Oct 08 Dublin, IE - Academy
Oct 10 Birmingham, UK - The Mill
Oct 11 Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Oct 12 Leeds, UK - Uni Stylus
Oct 15 Bristol, UK - SWX
Oct 16 Brighton, UK - Concorde *sold out
Oct 18 London, UK - Roundhouse *sold out
Oct 22 Portland, OR - Star Theatre
Oct 24 Seattle, WA - Neumos
Oct 25 Vancouver, QC - Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 27 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Nightclub
Oct 28 San Francisco, CA - August Hall
Oct 29 Los Angeles, CA -  The Regent Theater
Nov 03 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
Nov 04 Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov 06 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Nov 08 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont
Nov 09 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Nov 10 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Nov 12 Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at the Fillmore
Nov 13 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov 14 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

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