Jordan Rakei - Wallflower

£23.99
  • Jordan Rakei - Wallflower

Jordan Rakei - Wallflower

£23.99

InfoCD & 2LP22nd September 2017

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Jordan Rakei releases Wallflower via Ninja Tune. The record frames soul and jazz in a truly vibrant oeuvre simultaneously recalling his predecessors The Roots and peers The Internet, Nick Hakim and Hiatus Kaiyote.

Limited edition 2LP 180g heavyweight clear vinyl in artworked paper sleeves housed in a 5mm spined gatefold outer sleeve. Artwork by Stuart Hardie. Includes MP3 download code.

Released digitally today, new single ‘Nerve’ is a sweetly swung groove founded on warm organ, bass and effortlessly understated guitar licks courtesy of Dave Okumu (The Invisible). “The song is about the concept of loving yourself wholly and truly before you offset that love onto others,” explains Jordan.

The New Zealand born, London-based artist is riding high with amazing support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Huw Stephens; Mistajam, Toddla T and Jamz Supernova at BBC 1Xtra; plus a coveted playlist spot over at BBC Radio 6 Music in addition to incredible support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Lauren Laverne and Gilles Peterson. He has played Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party, Annie Mac Presents, supported Jamie Woon and NAO, and collaborated with Disclosure, Taku, FKJ, Tom Misch, Loyle Carner and Richard Spaven. In 2016 he also released an EP of dancefloor-focused tracks via Rhythm Section under the moniker Dan Kye.

In September, Jordan heads out on his first headline US tour and with several gigs selling out in double quick time, additional shows have been added to meet the demand in New York and San Francisco. The European leg begins on 11th October in Birmingham and takes in Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Nottingham and London (at Shepherd's Bush Empire).

Artist Jordan Rakei
LabelNinja Tune