Jordan Rakei on tour with his YAMAHA MONTAGE8
With a handful of critically acclaimed releases under his belt, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei is a rare talent whose artistry transcends the confines of age with his soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound.
It was Jordan’s 2016 self-released debut album “Cloak” that proved he was an artist ready and able to make huge waves with his own unique sound. Rakei’s third album, “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, “Origin” 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.
Currently in the midst of a packed touring schedule, with sold out shows across the US, Asia, Australia, UK and Europe. Yamaha Synths caught up with Jordan in Berlin to talk about how his song writing process has evolved and which role the Yamaha Montage plays in production and bringing that sound to audiences around the globe.