Samba-Jazz experimentalism in Rakei’s killer new single.
It’s not very often we hear a song that completely and utterly defies all traces of expectations and is strikingly different. Then again, it’s not very often we come across artists like Jordan Rakei, whose smooth brand of samba-jazz is the type of sun-kissed refreshment music has been looking for.
Nothing makes this more apparent than newest single Talk To Me. Crazy samba beats form a calmly chaotic backdrop to Rakei’s soulful vocal deliveries, which twist and contort with passion in the midst of urgent tremolo and synth flourishes. Every instrument is finely-tuned to perfection, complementing one another as they create one of the most beautiful and effective musical builds of the year. The music builds up to the culture-defying climax chant, with Rakei really bringing out the multicultural experimentalism within the track. If you think the opening is something special, just wait for the last fourty seconds. Wow.