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What We Call Life by Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei

What We Call Life

Release Date: Sep 24, 2021

Genre(s): R&B

Record label: Ninja Tune

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Album Review: What We Call Life by Jordan Rakei

Fantastic, Based on 2 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 90
Based on rating 9/10

Built on solid foundations, since the release of the Groove Curse EP in 2014, the New Zealand-born, Australia-raised songwriter has delivered three full-length albums in Cloak, Wallflower, and Origin, each one arguably better than the last. Add a Grammy nomination, collaborations with Tom Misch , Disclosure and Loyle Carner amongst others into the mix, plus releases under his Dan Kye alias and numerous tours including a sold-out Roundhouse show in London and it starts to become clear that Rakei is more than just a prolific songwriter. On the face of it, What We Call Life offers up Rakei in a new vulnerable light, inspired by his personal journey through therapy and the "positive psychology" movement.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Very Good

There is a certain coldness to September that reminds us that Autumn is creeping around corner. Yet the brilliant, musical creativity of Jordan Rakei has returned in full bloom this month for his fourth studio album 'What We Call Life'. This process of finding positivity in the not so positive aspects of life influenced Rakei in the production of his contemplative, ten track album.

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