The Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. seems poised to take over the universe if his profile keeps growing the way it’s done in recent weeks. Jesso’s debut album Goon is out in two short weeks, and we’ve heard two songs from it, “Hollywood” and “How Could You Babe.” Those are both shattering tunes, and his new single “Without You” is just as much of a heartwrecker. It’s a patient, wounded breakup song, and it would’ve worked just fine as a voice-and-piano demo. But instead, it’s soft string-swells that make it sound even more epic. Professional mythmaker Ariel Rechtshaid produced the song, and Danielle Haim plays drums on it. Listen below.
Goon is out 3/17 on True Panther.