Jordan Rakei - Origin
Released: 14 Jun 2019
Since signing to Ninja Tune, Jordan Rakei has stamped his authority as a preternaturally talented songwriter, producer and live performer and cemented his worldwide rep as a modern soul icon in the making. His third album Origin is soulful, intimate and expansive all at once and is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future - notably Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. “I’m worried that we’re losing a sense of connection,” he says. New Zealand-born and Brisbane-raised, Jordan settled in London in 2015 and quickly formed friendships that have spawned many professional collaborations. He is part of the “Are We Live” crew with Tom Misch, Barney Artist and Alfa Mist and has previously collaborated with Loyle Carner, Terrace Martin (producer for Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Herbie Hancock), Disclosure, Richard Spaven and most recently the legendary Nile Rodgers. The album includes the singles Mind’s Eye, Say Something and Wildfire.