It's been a little over a year since we've heard new music from Jordan Klassen, the intriguing folk artist behind one of my favourite Canadian albums of 2013, and I'm happy to announce that in the midst of his nearly non-stop touring, he's managed to release a new single and its B-side. Premiering over at Stereogum, both tracks are a shining representation of how polished and matured Klassen's forthcoming efforts are likely to be.
Maintaining the lightheartedness heard on some of Repentance's singles, his new original, "Firing Squad," is a blend of magnetic indie-pop layers - starting with a playful beat and building into Klassen's bolder vocals and eclectic instrumentation. On the single's B-side, an awesome take on HAIM's "Falling" (which I was lucky to witness live in Vancouver), his soft soprano duels a female vocalist's as the dreamy, harp-backed version marches skillfully into impressive cover territory.
Have a listen to the new tracks over at Stereogum, and be sure to grab these singles on November 18, via Nevado Records! And, while you're at it, you can check out my Q&A with Klassen from earlier this year.