New Music: Tobias Jesso Jr. - How Could You Babe
Tobias Jesso Jr. continues to break hearts much the same way Godzilla does Japanese cityscapes - effectively.
Come 2015 blogs will keenly you tell about the next rapper to watch with his cunning ability to 'bitch' lots of times in one song, or about some soppy English indie-synth band, but here at Pilerats we're not doing that, we're just telling you to pay attention to Tobias Jesso Jr. And that's for a few reasons: his past releases such as Hollywood will probably melt your senseless heart, his debut album is called Goon and uh the obvious which is that he writes brilliant piano ballads reminiscent of John Lennon and early Billy Joel.
Putting aside the fact that the man named his debut album Goon, Jesso Jr. is American so he is probably unaware of the Australian connotations, and earning his position as an honourary Australian his latest single How Could You Babe showcases his talent but also a willingness to develop it. Previous releases like Hollywood presents a bare but endearing picture of Jesso Jr.'s skills with his strong strokes of piano and bold dabs of vocals. How Could You Babe pushes beyond this with the backing vocalists and drums but you're focus isn't draw to them but rather to a man playing on his piano.
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