Tobias Jesso Jr. shares song “Without You”

Tobias Jesso Jr has shared his new single "Without You" from his LP 'Goon.'

Tobias Jesso Jr. has released a new track off his upcoming debut LP, Goon out March 17 via Arts & Crafts and True Panther Sounds elsewhere. “Without You” was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and features Danielle Haim on drums.

Last week Tobias made his TV debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, performing the song from Goon “How Could You Babe”.

Goon was written on a piano at his parent’s house in North Vancouver, Goon, is an honest document of a modern songwriter. Drawn in by the strength of Jesso’s songwriting, producers Chet “JR” White (Girls), Patrick Carney (Black Keys) and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferriera, The XX), strove to find the way to honour the songs’ emotional pulse, without overpowering their rawness.

“In 2008 I moved to LA to play backup bass for a pop singer,” says Jesso. “That job didn’t work out, but I ended up staying in LA for four years. I returned to North Vancouver because my mother had been diagnosed with cancer. She’s better now. I wrote most of the songs on my album Goon about my time spent in LA. It was a reflection that included, like the most popular of love cliches, a tough break up.

In my haste returning to Vancouver, I had left all my instruments in a storage locker in LA. My sister had moved out and left her piano at my parent’s house, an instrument I had yet to explore. The first song I wrote on that piano was ‘Just A Dream’. It was also one of my first attempts at singing. I have yet to come to terms with my singing voice, but at the time I was left with no other option.”



01 – Can’t Stop Thinking About You

02 – How Could You Babe

03 – Without You

04 – Can We Still Be Friends

05 – The Wait

06 – Hollywood

07 – For You

08 – Crocodile Tears

09 – Bad Words

10 – Just A Dream

11 – Leaving Los Angeles

12 – Tell The Truth




Mar 22 – Toronto, ON – The Drake

Mar 24 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I

Mar 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

Mar 26 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Mar 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

Mar 28 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Mar 30 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

Mar 31 – Seattle, WA – Barboza

Apr 1 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Apr 3 – San Francisco, CA – Brick + Mortar
Apr 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (early show)

May 1-4 – Leeds, UK – Live At Leeds
May 6 – London, UK – The Courtyard Theatre
May 7 – London, UK – The Courtyard Theatre
May 8 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day Cafe
May 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Unitarian Church
May 12 – Paris, France – Cafe Carmen
May 13 – Brussels, Belgium – TBD
May 14-16 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 19 – Hamburg, Germany – The Sage Club
May 20 – Berlin, Germany – Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne
May 28-30 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival

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