Fire Tune Of The Day: Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes

by Olu

Today’s FTOD is by 25 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei. I first came across the New-Zealand born artist in 2013 while living in Australia & it’s incredible to see the progression he has made since then. He moved down to London shortly after releasing his Groove Curse EP in 2014 due to the traction the project got both in Europe & Stateside. He followed that up by endlessly collaborating with fellow multi-talented instrumentalist & vocalist Tom Misch, while also appearing on Masterpiece off Disclosure’s sophomore album Caracal in 2015. He followed that up with the release of his debut album Cloak last year, which culminated in him signing to Ninja Tune Records & he’ll be releasing his sophomore album Wallflower through them this Friday.  Goodbyes is the 3rd single released so far off the forthcoming LP & it’s my favourite by a decent stretch. It’s a beautiful, mellow & stripped down song, which is perfect for a chilled out Sunday. I’m eager to see how the single fits in with the album sonically once it’s released but in the meantime, enjoy the FTOD below.