Jordan Rakei Gets Funky About The Future On ‘Rolling Into One’ & Announces More 2019 Tour Dates

As per usual, Jordan Rakei‘s upcoming origin is tackling some deep and complex subjects with his upcoming album Origin. Mainly, he’s looking ahead to the dire future that we seem to be hurtling toward as we embrace technology over humanity — with tracks like “Mind’s Eye” and “Say Something” exploring the growing disconnect we seem to be experiencing. With such a dour topic, one would think that the music would be equally morose. That couldn’t be further from the truth, however, as Jordan is always experimenting with new sounds and new ways to get his message across. You can look no further than his funky new single “Rolling Into One” to get that point.

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Jordan Rakei walks a fine line between lyric and sound on the track, hitting us with perhaps his funkiest production yet. The groove is an electro-boogie confection that sounds like it belongs on the dance floor. An infectious bass line is the track’s secret weapon as it pulls you in the minute it hits. But don’t get it twisted, the propulsive percussion arrangements, rhythm guitar and synths also help keep the party going. While the groove will definitely get you, the lyrics will get you to think. “If I had answers no one listens / I won’t get down with that system,” he sings on the jazzy, syncopated bridge. “We won’t run away, lifelong prison / Life’s too short to leave it to the / Fairy tales.”

“This song is about embracing the mentality of acceptance and perseverance,” Jordan said of the track in a press release. “Things will continue to happen and we can only look at the bright side to remain sane through the rise of technology and artificially intelligent systems. I wanted the song to be sonically vibrant and colorful but maintain its darker lyrical theme of a dystopian future.” It’s a goal that he definitely meets on the track, making it one that will linger long after the groove is said and done.

In addition to “Rolling Into One,” Jordan also added a fall North American tour to his already packed tour schedule. The new dates will carry him through mid-November, with him hitting major markets like Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, Philadelphia and two additional stops in New York. You can get Jordan Rakei’s full list of tour dates from now through year’s end after you check out “Rolling Into One” below. For more tickets and info about the tour, make sure to visit his website.


Jordan Rakei 2019 Tour Dates
May 24 Manchester, UK – Dot 2 Dot, The Ritz
May 25 Bristol, UK – Dot 2 Dot, SWX
May 26 Nottingham, UK – Dot 2 Dot, Trent Uni
Jun 09 London, UK – Cross The Tracks Festival
Jun 14 Mannheim, DE – Maifeld Derby
Jun 16 Dhërmi, AL – Kala Festival
Jun 25 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge
Jun 27 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Jul 05 Ewij, NL – Down The Rabbit Hole
Jul 14 Dour, BE – Dour Festival
Jul 17 Nice, FR – Nice Jazz Festival
Aug 17 Brisbane, AU – Triffid
Aug 19 Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Recital Hall
Aug 21 Sydney, AU – Metro
Aug 23 Auckland, NZ – Powerstation
Aug 24 Wellington, NZ – San Fran
Sep 25 Stockholm, SE – Nalen
Sep 26 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Sep 28 Hamburg, DE – Mojo
Sep 29 Berlin, DE – Columbia Theatre
Oct 01 Cologne, DE – CBE
Oct 03 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Oct 04 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Oct 05 Brussels, BE – AB Ballroom
Oct 08 Dublin, IE – Academy
Oct 10 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
Oct 11 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Oct 12 Leeds, UK – Uni Stylus
Oct 15 Bristol, UK – SWX
Oct 16 Brighton, UK – Concorde
Oct 18 London, UK – Roundhouse
Oct 24 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Oct 25 – Vancouver, QC – Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 28 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Oct 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Nov 03 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
Nov 04 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Nov 06 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Nov 08 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
Nov 09 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Nov 10 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
Nov 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at the Fillmore
Nov 13 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nov 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

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