Entropy is unwinding any sanity left in this dead world, so thank goodness for Vancouver singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen and his latest release "Dominika." The choral-infused folk song harkens to Okkervil River or Sufjan Stevens. It's a taste from Klassen's forthcoming Big Intruder album. That joint is set for release on September 22 through Nevado Music, which this writer thinks is brilliant. I got a sneak peak, and oh boy. Truly, it might be one of the best new releases in the Canadian-guitar-n-stuff genre this year. "It's time to start the show," Jordan Klassen sings on "Dominika." It's a show we're more than ready for.
"'Dominika' was a bit of an experiment for me," Klassen wrote to Noisey. "I wanted to write something that has some interesting musical turns but makes them in a subtle and often unnoticeable way, like the classic singer-songwriters used to do. The narrative of the song is about watching friends suffer romantically at the hand of non--committal people." Listen to "Dominika" below:
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