There’s a certain sort of beauty that only manifests out of the static when some melancholy dreamer sets his fragile tenor against a wistful piano figure. Vancouver singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. has that magic in abundant supply. It’s as if he sighs his heartrending nostalgia into existence after poring over old love letters and family scrapbooks, encasing each outpouring of sentiment in wobbly lo-fi recordings that render them well-worn keepsakes from the start. “True Love” — the gentle yet increasingly intense solo piano ballad he released into the world today like a baby bird nursed from a hatchling and set free — introduces him as a soft-rock Harry Nilsson disciple of the highest order. It’s no wonder former Girls member Chet “JR” White decided to collaborate with this guy. Listen below.
No word on a Jesso album yet, but you can hear another amazing demo called “Just A Dream” at his YouTube channel.