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Tobias Jesso Jr. - How Could You Babe?


Tobias Jesso Jr. has the kind of talent that can clear your day and treat your mind to a piece of icy cool bliss in one simple chord. ‘How Could You Babe?’ can do just that and has all the pop sensibilities of a Beatles number but without the pretense of trying to sound like them. Its classic charm and unnervingly simple lyrics struck a chord with us on this grey Wednesday, so we thought it had to be our Track of the Day.

Released on True Panther Sounds and taken from the fortcoming album Goon which is released on March 16th, the LA based artist is proving that his potential is slowly building to a crescendo of success. His choral sounds and heartfelt lyrics drip feed us a beautifully tea-stained vision of modern world, which is essentially, as simple as it always was. Tobias Jesso Jr. speaks of heartbreak as honestly as anyone of his generation.

He also uses this release accompanied by the video directed by Grant Singer (Kendrick Lamar, Sky Ferreira and Little Dragon), to promote his eight show tour of Europe. If you can get to one of the gigs I would most definitely recommend as his live performances reek of class and are stained with permanent showmanship, simplistic and effortless just entirely encapsulating.

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6th May – The Courtyard Theatre, London Tickets
8th May – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester Tickets
10th May – Unitarian Church, Dublin Tickets
12th May – Le Carmen, Paris Tickets
19th May – Stage Club, Hamburg Tickets
20th May – Gruener Salon, Berlin Tickets
22nd May – Biko, Milan Tickets
23rd May – Teatro Quirinetta, Rome Tickets

Jack Whatley