By Philip Friedman | February 25th, 2012
Is it just me, or is Vancouver becoming the new indie hotspot? With bands like The Japandroids and Teen Daze making a splash in the realm of independent music, Jordan Klassen poises himself to be the next one added to the list of great Canadian musicians with his new single “Go To Me.”
Since his first release Tempest and Winter that came out back in 2009, Klassen has been quietly releasing some great music, introducing us to his brand of playful, fun, and upbeat neo-folk. The trend continues, but on a much bigger scale with the release of his Kindness EP.
Within 30 seconds of listening to the new single “Go To Me,” you can’t help but let a small smile grace your face. All it takes is a few chords played on a ukelele, Klassen lightly slipping into his falsetto, and some xylophone. By the time the bridge hits, you’re reminded of The Shins, and then the song really begins to takes off. If all of this wasn’t enough for you, then just wait for the whistling solo at the end of the song accompanied by some French horn.
If this isn’t a song ready for a movie soundtrack, then I don’t know what is. In fact, it will be featured in the new Bruce Willis movie Catch .44!