Jordan Rakei shares a download in ‘Bruises,’ the title track from his new 4-Track EP

Hot on the heels of his breathtaking collaboration with Bonobo – ‘Shadows’ – on his Ninja Tune labelmate’s new album “Fragments”, Jordan Rakei kicked off 2022 with the launch of new solitary ‘Bruises’, the lead solitary from a 4-track electronic EP of the same identify unveiled Friday 4th March. Much more data and hyperlink to the no cost weekly obtain underneath.

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“Recalling Jordan’s musical roots and in unique his like of Bob Marley, ‘Bruises’ visits out of the speakers with an overtly reggae-ish swagger. “I needed to examine my musical roots of reggae songs on ‘Bruises’, but put a a little alternative spin on it,” clarifies Jordan. “I wrote the string pieces and took them to Amika Quartet. We used a complete day coming up with diverse suggestions for distinctive sections of the song, and I’m truly happy with how it all turned out. I experienced a ton of pleasurable building this observe as it usually takes me back again to my earlier days of building new music.”

EP opener, ‘Defection’ is established to be a new fan preferred, co-penned by Jordan with Oli Rockberger. “It’s a narrative of obtaining love and recognizing its electricity in dissolving any other forms of problems,” suggests Jordan. “We wrote it a couple of decades ago, back in 2018, and now happy it eventually has a place in the earth!”.

Also showcased are ‘Lightning’ – penned by Jordan’s previous pal Georgia Potter (aka Moreton) and blessed with the exact sultry digital creation that characterised Rakei’s 2021 album “What We Connect with Life” – and a stunning alternate acquire on ‘The Flood’ recorded at the BBC’s iconic Maida Vale recording studios. “I adore reinterpreting my personal music into different variations to go well with various stay settings or moods,” he suggests. “I preferred to strip all the things back again and make this one about the stress and release, fairly than overplaying/creation.”

Jordan is the guide support on Bonobo’s forthcoming North American tour by means of February and March prior to returning to Europe for his major headline displays to day in Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Belgium, France and the Uk finishing up at O2 Academy Brixton in London on 26th April.

The insanely proficient vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist launched his fifth studio album “What We Contact Life” in September 2021 to a flood of plaudits from the likes of The Line of Most effective In shape, Popmatters, Wordplay Journal: “essential modern listening”, “understated nevertheless captivating style”, “destined to be a classic”, “a masterpiece”. The report was #1 in the “Official File Keep Chart Top 40”, #2 in the “Official Hip Hop and R&B Albums Chart Leading 40” and #5 in the “Official Vinyl Albums Chart Best 40”. Playlisted and in heavy rotation at BBC 6M and Jazz FM, Jordan performed his first live demonstrates in 18 months at Cross The Tracks, Repercussions (WHP), and All Factors East (guesting with Loyle Carner), did a whirlwind marketed-out British isles instore tour and a sequence of unbelievable reside periods at the famous BBC Maida Vale studios for Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6M) and Jo Whiley (BBC R2), All over the world FM x Paul Smith, Mahogany and is at the moment hosting the new collection of Tearjerker on BBC Appears.”