Listen : Jordan Rakei’s new track Wildfire+Tour


2017 was a huge year for Jordan Rakei. The talented 25 year old vocalist, producer and songwriter made his debut on Ninja Tune with his album “Wallflower” offering up a distinct take on Soul that captured a sonic and emotional awareness that belied his age. Through the summer he graced stages at Glastonbury, Dimensions, North Sea Jazz Festival, Farr Festival and more before selling out his debut headline US tour, then heading around the world, including his largest show to date at a rammed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. In the midst of this he found time to record an incredible version of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’ featuring Alfa Mist and present Jamz Supernova’s BBC Radio 1Xtra radio show whilst she was away. He ended the year with a prestigious Album Of The Year nomination at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and was voted #2 in the shortlist.

‘Wildfire’ is about dealing with a broken friendship. It explores how necessary it is to allow yourself to move on after you’ve been hurt and how holding a grudge affects your wellbeing,” explains Jordan. “I often write about the concept of overthinking but this track deals more with acceptance for the sake of peace of mind.

Tour Dates:
11/05 ISTANBUL – Salon, Turkey
25/05 BELFAST – BBC 6 Music Biggest Weekend
26/05 LEEDS – World Island Festival, UK
31/05 LONDON, Alexandra Palace (Bonobo support), UK – SOLD OUT
01/06 LONDON, Field Day, UK
29/06 KATOWICE, Nowa Muzyka, PL
20/07 PORI, Jazz Festival, FI
22/07 LIVERPOOL, International Music Festival, UK
26/07 LISBON, EDP Cool Jazz, PT
27/07 TISNO, Soundwave, HR
17/08 BIDDINGHUIZEN, Lowlands, NL
18/08 KIEWIT, Pukkelpop, BE
24/08 LINCOLNSHIRE, Lost Village, UK
01/09 DUBLIN – Electric Picnic, Ireland