Lose Yourself In The Mellifluous Groove That Is Jordan Rakei x Kiran Kai's 'Maya'
Australian singer/songwriter Jordan Rakei has long since proved himself to be a past master at conjuring the most effortlessly mellow, warmly engaging neo-soul sensibility that a listener could hope to hear. From his acclaimed 'Franklin's Room' debut to his recent 'Groove Curse' EP, the magnificent combination of his velvet vocal texture and dreamily soulful phrasing, sensitive lyricism and the smoothly sophisticated blend of hip-hop, jazz, and neo-soul influences that infuse his tracks have made him an international favorite, offering him a groovy neo-soul passport to shows around the world.
Rooted in a artistic and creative philosophy that brooks no consideration other than the purity of the creative experience - 'I think killing the idea of 'making it' is incredibly important. It's a construct in your mind, continually projecting yourself to the future, taking the away from the present moment.... The actual creating. It's something that we can never attain, because you will never be satisfied. Just breathe, play a few chords and enjoy that moment. It's happening there and then, and that should be the basis on why you want to make art' - Rakei is in the process of recording an album, and has just reminded fans of exactly the kind of musical food for the heart, mind and soul that it his pleasure to serve up, here in collaboration with beatmaker Kiran Kai, with 'Maya''s aqueous hues and lush, disarmingly mellifluous meditative shimmer.