Jordan Klassen‘s gorgeous new album Javelin is out now on Nevado Music.
Brooklyn Vegan has premiered the video for the emotional and gorgeous track “
Klassen tells us, ““No Salesman” is a song about the tension between loving something, and wanting something more. Directors Dan & Pag (DTO Films) highlighted this so well in the video for the song. There’s this sense of longing and waiting in the imagery of water, and it all materializes beautifully and unexpectedly in the conclusion”
Javelin is the follow up to 2013’s acclaimed Repentance and sees Klassen depart from the eloquently spare folk of its predecessor, adding ambient and rhythmic elements to vivid Technicolor arrangements in what is his most vibrant and vital album to date.
Klassen is currently touring the US including a stop in New York on April 6th playing the Indie Shuffle Showcase at Our Wicked Lady. All dates can be found below.
More about Javelin….
Klassen recorded Javelin at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, just outside El Paso in Texas. He produced the album himself and plays almost all the instruments. The songs on Javelin spring from hard experiences-namely, from Klassen’s struggle with depression and his mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer, now thankfully in remission. Despite the fears and despairs that motivated these songs, there is always a kernel of hope illuminating the music from the inside.