Tobias Jesso Jr unveiled brand-new track ‘How Could You Babe’ with an accompanying video, which is directed by Grant Singer, who has previously worked with Kendrick Lamar, Sky Ferriera, and Little Dragon. The new track is lifted from the hotly-tipped young LA musician’s forthcoming debut album, Goon, released on 16th March through True Panther Sounds. To support the record’s release, Tobias Jesso Jr will hit the UK and Europe in May to play eight shows. Tickets for the shows will be on sale from Friday 23rd January.
The masterful debut album Goon was written in Tobias’ living room in North Vancouver, and recorded with added production and instrumentation in a range of studios in LA, San Francisco, Nashville, and Vancouver. Tobias worked with a number of producers to realize his specific vision for the arrangement and performance of his songs. Jr White (Girls), Pat Carney (Black Keys), Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), John Collins (New Pornographers) and Ariel Rechshaid all came to the project in a similar way – drawn in by the strength of Jesso’s songwriting, they strove to find the right way to honor the songs’ honest emotional pulse, without overpowering their rawness. Single #3 has definitely a more radio friendly sound than previous output and hints at exciting times for Tobias Jesso Jr fans – yesterday’s excitement on twitter for the new song wasn’t the tip of the iceberg.
By Frock & Roll