Without You (Alternate Version) - Single
This has been a great week for balladeer Tobias Jesso Jr.. On Tuesday, it was announced that Goon, his acclaimed debut full-length, made the cut for the Polaris Prize long list. The same day, word got out that he would be involved in the Saint Laurent Music Project and be featured in their ad campaigns (former participants include Daft Punk, Joni Mitchell, Christopher Owens, and Marilyn Manson). As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also offered up a new 7”. The record serves as a proper release for single "True Love" (which had only circulated as a demo pre-Goon, and didn’t make the cut for the disc) and is paired with an alternate version of album cut “Without You”. After performing the latter with a string section on Conan earlier this year, he and producer Ariel Rechsthaid opted to record a proper studio version with a similar arrangement. Keep the Todd Rundgren, John Lennon, and Harry Nilsson comparisons coming guys – it’s never been more appropriate.
Tobias Jesso Jr. will play the Pemberton Music Festival in BC July 16-19 and Montreal on October 10 at the Corona Theatre. Full details over on his website.