Jordan Rakei Drops “Send My Love”

Vocalist/producer and songwriter Jordan Rakei has shared his new single "Send My Love"
Jordan Rakei shares new single "Send My Love"

Vocalist/producer and songwriter Jordan Rakei has shared his new single “Send My Love,” the track is off his forthcoming release What We Call Life, available on September 17, via Ninja. “Send My Love”, is a letter from London (Rakei’s adopted home since 2015) back to his family in Australia: “It’s a stand for my independence, like saying: I’m fine here, don’t worry about me, send my love back home.”

“What We Call Life” represents a conscious shift from Jordan to write more openly from the heart. Something that he attributes to listening to singer-songwriters like Laura Marling, Scott Matthews, Joni Mitchell, and John Martyn while writing his new record. “Their lyrics are usually very honest, and sometimes not even ambiguous,” he says. “I was jealous of how open they were, when my stuff in the past had been more like commentary.”

Rakei’s previous release Origin. followed collaborations with the likes of Loyle Carner (with whom he co-wrote, produced and performed on ‘Ottolenghi’ and the Jorja Smith-featuring “Loose Ends”), Tom Misch and Alfa Mist. He has also joined Chic’s Nile Rodgers for a writing session and recorded with Terrace Martin, producer for Kendrick and Snoop Dogg, and Herbie Hancock.

Besides being a lyrical step forward, ‘What We Call Life’ expands Rakei’s sonic vocabulary too. While the heart of the record will be familiar to fans of his neo-soul and hip-hop-infused work, here Rakei dives deeper into his sound world, merging electronic with acoustic, and rugged grooves with ambient atmospheres, to create something richer, more detailed, and more textural than before.

Jordan Rakei
What We Call Life Album
Ninja Tune

1. Family
2. Send My Love
3. Illusion
4. Unguarded
5. Clouds
6. What We Call Life
7. Runaway
8. Wings
9. Brace
10. The Flood

Jordan Rakei
Live Dates

04 Apr 22 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
07 Apr 22 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
08 Apr 22 Fabrik, Hamburg, DE
10 Apr 22 Vulkan, Oslo, NO
11 Apr 22 Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SE
12 Apr 22 Vega, Copenhagen, DK
14 Apr 22 AB, Brussels, BE
15 Apr 22 Trabendo, Paris, FR
16 Apr 22 Kantine, Cologne, DE
20 Apr 22 Chalk, Brighton, UK
21 Apr 22 O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, UK
22 Apr 22 O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
24 Apr 22 O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
26 Apr 22 O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

Pre-order What We Call Life by Jordan Rakei HERE