Matt Sucich + Jordan Klassen

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Photograph: Rachel Pick
Jordan Klassen

“Let me give, let me talk, let me live in your pillow / Kill your fear, whisper words in your ear,” Jordan Klassen intones reassuringly on “Go to Me,” the first single from Repentance, the British Columbian singer-songwriter’s forthcoming LP. Slipping easily between intimacy and grandiosity. Klassen lists as his chief influences Belle and Sebastian, Paul Simon, Joanna Newsom, Nick Drake, Radiohead and Sufjan Stevens. You’d have guessed as much from spinning Repentance, a clutch of memorable tunes gently intoned by the singer, and whimsically adorned with ukulele, glockenspiel, toy piano, parade drums and whistling. Expect sweetly burnished, bluesy folk from Brooklyn's Sucich, whose dad is a preacher in Queens.

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