Less intimate than previous release ‘Wallflower’, Jordan Rakei’s third long player instead reaches outward in an attempt to speak more directly with the listener while drawing ties with a wider sense of community.
Flirting between genres and blending styles, ‘Origin’ takes in R&B, Soul, Trip Hop, Electronica, Jazz and alt-Pop. Precision crafted, no one genre stands out making this a tightly bound collection. Rakei’s frequent collaborations with top talent like Loyle Carner and Nile Rogers, has no doubt influenced this expansive sound, but there’s little overt influence where parallels can be drawn.
‘Origin’ is uniquely Rakei’s sound.