Jordan Klassen Premieres new single “Firing Squad” & HAIM Cover via Stereogum + West Coast Dates

Jordan Klassen Premieres new single “Firing Squad” & HAIM Cover via Stereogum + West Coast Dates

Jordan Klassen Premieres new single “Firing Squad” + “Falling” (HAIM Cover) via Stereogum

West Coast Tour Dates Announced
Klassen… plays melodious, straightforward tunes, yet there’s a whimsical spirit about them that suggests they could veer into fantasy at a moment’s notice.”
– Stereogum
“Klassen’s writing earned him early cred, but comparing his fledgling self-releases with the imaginative refinement of Repentance, you hear the distance from aspiration to inspiration.” – Time Out New York

Jordan Klassen has been touring his 2013 album Repentance non-stop since its release 12 months ago, embarking on tours across North America, UK, Europe and Australia. As a seasoned songwriter, Jordan has created a unique blend of self-described “chamber folk-pop music.” He was named CBC’s Canadian act to watch of 2014, earning a wonderful description from them that truly expresses how “Klassen takes both his emotion and imaginative insight and melds together poetic lyrics and melody into songs that are warm, meaningful and intimate.”

Listen to Firing Squad

The poppy “Firing Squad”, released today via Stereogum, illustrates a new direction in Klassen’s writing. While it may not necessarily fully foreshadow a direction to expect in a new album to come sometime in 2015, it certainly expands the artist’s colour palette, which makes this track an exciting new single for Jordan Klassen. This is a transitional song for Klassen, it will open up new doors as he continues to write and prepares to record his new album.

Jordan continues to wow today with the premiere of a fun cover of HAIM’s 2013 hit “Falling”, also on Stereogum. His cover has the song taking on an alluring twist, with his masculine vocal replacing the Haim sisters’ soft three-part harmonies. The arrangement sounds out of this world, having added various instruments common to Klassen’s sound, as opposed to the trio’s guitar, bass and drum set-up.

Jordan will be performing Firing Squad, along with more new songs and songs from his previous release Repentance on his upcoming tour which includes dates in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Tour Dates
Nov 15 – New Westminster, BC @ Massey Theatre
Nov 20 – Los Angeles @ Hotel Cafe w/ Mirel Wagner
Nov 21 – San Francisco @ Neck Of The Woods
Nov 30 – Portland @ White Eagle w/ Close Talker
Dec 4 – Berlin, DE @ Grüner Salon
Dec 5 – Hannover, DE – Lux
Dec 6 – Köln, DE – Die Wohngemeinschaft
Dec 7 – Münster, DE – Pension Schmidt
Dec 8 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
Dec 10 – Leipzig, DE – Wärmehalle
Dec 11 – Göttingen, DE – Nörgelbuff
Dec 12 –  Erlangen, DE – E Werk
Dec 16 – London – The Waiting Room
Dec 17 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Bleu Lézard
Dec 18 – Nyon, Switzerland – La Parenthèse
Dec 19 – Biel, Switzerland – étage
Dec 20 – Aarau, Switzerland – Tuchlaube

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“Falling” HAIM Cover

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Jordan Klassen Premieres new single “Firing Squad” & HAIM Cover via Stereogum + West Coast Dates