Tobias Jesso Jr.
|Tobias Jesso Jr.|
|Birth name||Tobias MacDonald Jesso Jr.|
|Born||July 11, 1985|
|Origin||North Vancouver, Canada|
|Labels||True Panther Sounds|
Tobias Jesso Jr. (born July 11, 1985) is a Canadian musician from North Vancouver, British Columbia. His debut album Goon was released in 2015 on True Panther Sounds. He was included in the 20 Biggest Breakouts of 2015 of Rolling Stone magazine.
After living and playing bass in Los Angeles for 4 years, Jesso Jr. moved back to his home in North Vancouver. He started playing the piano in his spare time while working for a moving company. It was during this period that he wrote his first piano-based song "Just a Dream." Eventually, he sent one of his demos in an email to former Girls bassist JR White. Jesso Jr. co-wrote the songs "When We Were Young" and "Lay Me Down" (featured on the Target version of 25) with Grammy-award-winning artist Adele, which is included in her 2015 album 25.
Tobias Jesso Jr's first demo was released in August 2013 after a painful break-up and his mother's cancer diagnosis. JR White, along with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, John Collins of The New Pornographers, and Ariel Rechtshaid, helped produce Jesso's debut album entitled Goon. Aaron Sperske plays drums on the album except Danielle Haim plays drums on the track "Without You." His song "How Could You Babe" garnered increased attention after being tweeted about by both Adele and Alana Haim. He collaborated with Sia and Adele on the song "Alive". Originally intended for Adele and Rihanna, the song was eventually recorded by Sia and appeared on her album This Is Acting. His first major tour started in 2015.
Jesso's music has been compared to singer/songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s from Randy Newman to Harry Nilsson and Emitt Rhodes. He cites Newman as one of his favourite artists. Even though he was a bassist and guitarist for years, his new music was written by him on the piano—an instrument he started playing at the age of 27.
- "True Love"
- "How Could You Babe"
Songwriting and Production Credits
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- https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/05/tobias-jesso-jr-since-adele-tweeted-his-song-hes-even-bigger-than-his-dad Retrieved 7 February 2015.
- Chau, Thomas. "Sia Reveals That She Originally Wrote Her Next Single for Adele". Popcrush. Popcrush. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- Adkins, Adele. "Adele interviews Tobias Jesso Jr: 'I think that a couple of the ideas we had could be rap songs'". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "Junos award winners include Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber". CBC News, By David Bell, Apr 02, 2016
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