In less than a year, the Vancouver singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. has gone from posting lo-fi solo piano songs on YouTube to maybe, possibly dating Taylor Swift. That’s quite a rise out of nowhere, but Jesso has the songs to back it up. Next week, Jesso will release his lush, openhearted, beautifully written debut album Goon. The album has ornate instrumentation and production from an all-star lineup that includes Ariel Rechtshaid, Patrick Carney, and Chet “JR” White. But Jesso’s big, tremulous voice dominates it. We’ve posted the early songs “Hollywood,” “How Could You Babe,” and “Without You.” And right now, you can stream the whole pretty thing at iTunes Radio.
Goon is out 3/17 on True Panther.