Jordan Klassen is thrilled to announce his new studio album, Big Intruder, to be released world-wide on September 22nd viaNevado Music. Today, Jordan Klassen has unveiled his new single, “Dominika.” CLICK HERE to listen exclusively on Noisey.
Klassen says, “‘Dominika’ was a bit of an experiment for me – 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 noncommittal people.”
Big Intruder is an album about growing up and making adult decisions. The eleven tracks, which Jordan Klassen wrote, recorded and produced himself, venture away from the whimsical soundscapes of his past work and exude themes of growth and maturity, both in lyrics and sound.Klassen previously strived for a cinematic sound, avoiding drum kits but tried to embrace the idea of ‘band’ on this record. Big Intruder speaks to the dilemma of an the overwhelming array of choices available in life, and the doubt and caution that become excuses to avoid commitment. The resulting songs are intimate and personal, guided by a sense of honesty and vulnerability.
Big Intruderwill be available for pre-order on Friday, August 18th and will include “Dominika” and “Yer Cure” as instant grat tracks.
CLICK HERE to listen to the recently released song “Yer Cure”
In support of the new album, Jordan Klassen will touring this fall starting with a full European tour and select festival dates. North American dates to be announced soon.
Jordan Klassen is a decorated songwriter in his own right who has spent more than a decade quietly crafting music that has been deemed ‘unsentimentally sincere’ and ‘whimsically hopeful’. He recently released his EP, Curses, which was an assembly of brooding pop songs that continue in it’s predecessor’s exploration of mental illness and hushed vulnerability since his 2016 LP, Javelin. Writing about his life experiences is one of the essential elements in Jordan’s creative process – particularly events that he had deemed as his failures.
Jordan Klassen European Tour Dates
September 23 – Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahan Festival
September 28 – Vienna, AU – Waves Vienna
September 30 – Amsterdam, NL – 7 Layers Festival
October 1 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik*
October 2- Stockholm, SE – Brooklyn Bar*
October 3 – Oslo, NO – John Dee*
October 5 – Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar*
October 7 – Leipzig, DE – Naumann’s*
October 8 – Berlin, DE – Lido*
October 9 – Erlangen, DE – E-Werk*
October 12 – Munich, DE – Strom*
October 15 – Zurich, CH – Papiersaal*
October 18 – Barcelona, ES – Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm*