Jordan Rakei Sees 'The Light'
Is it possible to be blessed with a more authentically soulful and intuitively effortless musical sensibility than that of neo-soul phenom Jordan Rakei? We doubt it, with the Australian sensation having consistently proved his exceptional talent since the rapturous acclaim he received for his debut EP in 2013. His voice a mellifluous wonder that flows with a honeyed, velvet-smooth caress, he conjures lush, mellow neo-soul inflected and eclectically inspired soundscapes with a wondrous ease, casting the listener adrift into their dissolving sub-conscious with the kind of skill that seems to come to him as naturally as breathing. From Franklin's Room (2013) through to last year's 'Groove Curse', as well as numerous notable collaborations, Rakei has never failed to deliver music of the most exceptional and satisfying quality. Returning to share his first song in over a year as he works towards the release of his album, he showcases the diversity and facility of his talent as he takes to the rhodes, guitar and synths for the Street Rat co-produced 'The Light': as a luxuriantly mellow groove wends its soul soothing way, Rakei sings of surrendering to the power and possibility that lies in each and every moment with a consciousness elevating reverie that is irresistible in its philosophical ambition and encouragement.