Tobias Jesso Jr: Without You

Vancouver’s Tobias Jesso Jr has seen the music business from varied perspectives. After a stint in LA as a bassist for a short-lived pop starlet and attempting to sell songs to other artists, a bike accident and family crisis brought the 29-year-old home, discouraged and dejected. When he rediscovered his sister’s piano however, he found his creative voice. “Without You” is the type of simple, infectious yet heartbreaking music many cynics assume has been made extinct by the likes of internet culture and EDM. Danielle Haim steps in as drummer while Ariel Rechtshaid—known for his work with Beyoncé, Vampire Weekend and Sky Ferreira—takes the reigns as producer. Jesso’s highly anticipated full-length debut Goon drops 17 March 2015.