If you enjoy our articles, photography and podcasts, please consider becoming a subscribing member. When l ask him what he takes pride in about his music’s reception and his career, he says, “I feel better about I guess being able to pay rent, at least. Tobias has a third, day-to-day manager also, which seems a little excessive for an artist so completely solo that he originally toured alone, accompanied only by the piano that overwhelmingly sits at the heart of his songs. All rights reserved. The chart-topping singer had teamed up with Jesso Jr. to record “When We Were Young”, a song from Adele’s new LP 25, and has revealed herself to be a huge fan of the musician, particularly the single “Hollywood” from his 2015 debut… I’m happier around people; the more people the better.”, We meet in Jesso’s agent’s Brooklyn flat, where he’s sorting and folding clothes. And I was like: ‘Errrr, I don’t know what to say.’ She was like: ‘I’m going to go out and have a fag, do you want to come with me?’ I smoked two packs of cigarettes in four hours that day and I don’t even smoke that much. But I also got this email from someone who came to one of my shows saying, ‘hey, I came to the show and was really disappointed by it’ – that’s worse and made me feel terrible.”. “The past year has been the year in which I’ve suffered and learned the most, of any year in my life, and also been given the most. We arrived at this topic because Tobias played a show earlier in the year dressed as Bigfoot, his band in Boy Scout costumes. I ask him if he’s now considering reverting back to his original plan of writing songs for pop stars and retiring from his brief career in front of the music. “The worst is when I get an email from someone saying that they’ve booked a trip to come and see me – that’s not good at all. This time last year, Tobias Jesso Jr. was living at his family home in Canada, working for a friend’s moving company and helping his mother through cancer. When Brian asks if it’s because he needs a little time to regroup, Tobias says in a solemn tone that appears uncharacteristic: “No, it’s just no life for me. Tobias Jesso Jr. (Bass, Vocals) The Sessions were a Canadian dance-rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. In an interview with Billboard, King Princess revealed that Jesso Jr. would be featured on a duet on her debut album, Cheap Queen.. King Princess talked about how the collaboration came to be in an interview with The Recording Academy: "My friend Tobias Jesso, Jr. sang on a song. I’m not that precious about this stuff going into it.” Rather, he let his label, Matador, decide how to put the record together: “They’re real particular… l just left it up to them.”. There’s a good chance that he wasn’t as carefree as I thought he was back in January, either. They’re both long-since sold out, reflecting the fact that the singer-songwriter has recently received endorsements from Taylor Swift, Haim and Adele, who tweeted in January: “This is fantastic, click away,” in support of Jesso’s song ‘How Could You Babe’. “It was great for my confidence level, but it lost a bit of that identity. After spending an afternoon with him on his street, and at the risk of adding to the problem, I’d say that the nice-guy-playing-sad-songs thing – the hopeless romantic, jolly giant … He’s been Adele’s biggest fan since he first heard her music in 2009; right around the time he arrived in LA from Vancouver to make it as a songwriting gun for hire. I don’t like to do anything alone. There, above the Burrito King, the floppy-haired singer/songwriter gazes out from a billboard that speaks to the merits of honest advertising: “You can’t miss Tobias Jesso Jr.,” it … “I’m like: ‘What’s going on?’ I was in the middle of a breakdown at the time, right on the edge. Not all of us have the charm to make it happen. “There was only 1 million made,” he says and pauses. Once people get to know you, then it’s kinda like the people who like you stick around,” On stage at Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge the night before, he openly talked about his perceived musical ineptitude, his predestined career failure, and the woman in his life – which is his mother. That’s someone who I want as a fan because that’s someone who I am as a fan. It wouldn’t be my voice on it, it would be someone like Adele, if we worked together again.”, “At the beginning of the year, I was eager and I had a lot of ideas about what I could be. “They could play anything,” he says, “so by the end I was just entertaining myself onstage, which doesn’t do anybody any good. Tobias MacDonald Jesso Jr. (born July 11, 1985) is a Canadian musician from North Vancouver, British Columbia. Tobias Jesso Jr. only started singing his own songs because nobody else would. It’s definitely an indie thing, it’s not a mainstream thing – it’s for people who appreciate songs, for their structure and their lyrics. But it isn’t where Tobias Jesso Jr. starts and ends. “That’s a sad, sad story.”. His record was venerable and rudimentary, and so too were his live renditions of songs about the time he moved to L.A. and got his heart broken. He failed spectacularly, and after four years of trying (half-arsedly, he admits) he was forced to move back home where he aborted his grand plans and took yet another manual labour job, at his friend’s mom and pop removal company. He shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed about that. “Ben and Mason was the best decision I’ve ever made,” he tells me. The actual joke is in our purposefully posing way off line, something that Tobias sees on a daily basis and finds great amusement in. Cédric Rouquette — 4 avril 2015 à 19h16. As soon as he said Adele, I was like: ‘H-o-l-y shit!’” The blood drains from his face; he freezes; he recreates his widening stare. Jesso’s apparent anxieties are perhaps exacerbated by his late-breaking success. He tells me how he drove out to Malibu to meet Ruben at his mythical retreat-come-studio, Shangri-La, suspicious of what all the fuss was about – why did everyone care so much about this producer who can’t even play music himself, or record it, for that matter? The happiness was at the top of my head and then the panic started to push it down. Whilst he had been petrified alone onstage, at least he knew that the people in front of him were there for the songs, because there really wasn’t anything else to be there for. “You can’t even put that down to a good year. And he was like: ‘Yeah, she’s coming to LA and you’re going to get to meet her and go in a room with her and you’re going to do something together.’ I was like a giddy schoolgirl. Interview: Tobias Jesso Jr. History. When l ask about his choice to open the record with ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About You’, a murmured piano ballad dedicated to an ex, he says, “To be honest, it wasn’t my choice. But who knows, I’ll give it some time, and it’s better than suffering.”, “Do you know what my ultimate would be?” he says. He found rich, heart-in-mouth material in picking over the former experience. It’s a boys house, from its sofa area and drawn shades at 11am to Ben’s new toy – one of those handless Segway hoverboards that every kid’s going to want this Christmas – which everyone in the house has mastered, and Ben and Tobias jump on and off as they tell me about how Black Friday is America’s most embarrassing day of the year. TOBIAS JESSO JR. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMES MARSHALL. No ‘singer’ slash…, no nothing; it would just be ‘songwriter’. I’d become a parody of myself.”, Today, at least, he has no desire to play his songs in front of an audience again. He’s a true friend. “These things just tend to happen,” he says, giving full credit to Mason, Ben and third manager Will. And he’d only started playing live a couple of months before that – just him, his piano and his sweetly imperfect voice. He said: ‘Who would you most like that to work with in the entire world?’ and I couldn’t even fathom Adele, so I was thinking of producers and stuff. When Jesso, dejected and embarrassed, moved back home after a failed attempt at success in Hollywood, it was Fraser who was first round his house. “The songwriting thing is something I feel great about,” he says, “and it’s going to be very important to me and my happiness, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to give up on the touring just because I didn’t have a good run of it the first time around, because I didn’t write good songs for the first four years of my life. How is that producing? He hasn’t been to Target to buy a copy of the version with ‘Lay Me Down’ on it yet, and is worried that he might now struggle to find it in stock. “When l write my own stuff, that’s my only alone time. That’s the people who you want there. IT’S THIS CHORD, and it starts HERRRE,” Tobias shrieks a piercing note. Within a few short months, Tobias’ original concept for his show – the show of a songwriter and his songs, not of a performer and his act – was history. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Live On KCRW. People have sent me whole entire movie screenplays that they have written listening to the music, and I read them and I write back as much as I can. Talk about Adele putting you at ease, Sia was the opposite. After spending an afternoon with him on his street, and at the risk of adding to the problem, I’d say that the nice-guy-playing-sad-songs thing – the hopeless romantic, jolly giant with a soft heart bit – rings true, and happily so. His whole thing is about working with artists not to say, hey, this would make this song better, but to just ask them, is this song everything you want it to be, artistically? I paid five dollars for one ticket, I won the hat, he made it custom to me, I wanted it to be huge… so I ask for this hat. I guess it’s insecurity. I did myself in January, and after larking around with the HOLLYWOOD sign and hearing all about Serious Drama, I still do today. It was like winning the lottery or something, and then you start to believe it. Interview. But that time in L.A. was also like a wake-up call that that’s not going to happen. I’ve met a couple at my shows, for sure. This story sums up Tobias Jesso Jr’s life so far – a guy who attracts the best of luck and the worst of luck, sometimes on consecutive days. I’ve had like a football player – I think a professional one; I didn’t know his name, I’m not sure. We’ll do anything.’ And the audience would be like: ‘Errr, Outkast!’, so we’d play an Outkast song,” he says wearily, “and I’d look up the lyrics on Google.” He looks ashamed when he tells me that he answered his phone to take a call a few times onstage. He did, but he’s just pulled bookings all over the world, from Europe to Australia. As for the other collaborations he worked on since ‘When We Were Young’, he’s not sure if he can tell me who they are yet, but on a scale of 1 – 10, 10 being someone of Adele’s caliber and 1 being an artist in the ballpark of Tobias Jesso Jr., he says he’s written for a couple of 4’s and one 9. Published Nov 16, 2015 . Three years ago, while … “All the power to those people, I love them, but they’re not the kind of people who make me feel good about what I do – they are the people who think I need singing lessons, secretly.”. Now the British singer has interviewed Tobias Jesso Jr., with the results appearing on the Guardian. © 2021 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. I Love L.A. Jun 26, 2015 By Mike Hilleary Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala. When I ask him how I can get to meet Ruben, Tobias genuinely hasn’t a clue. And it’s not for anything that I would have any control over – it was a feeling inside, like, ‘man, that didn’t make me feel good.’”. At the end of the day we giggle whilst adding to the problem of people stepping in front of cars to hopelessly attempt to make it look as though they’re pinching or eating the famous landmark. The COVID-19 crisis has cut off our advertising revenue stream, which is how we’ve always funded how we promoted new independent artists. “He’s like a life coach, or something,” Tobias buzzes. Avis de la Fnac Goon est une plongée agréablement régressive dans la pop des 70's. “I’ve been telling them about Serious Drama,” he tells his manager, Mason, as he steps out of the house to see how we’re getting on. Adele is set to make a major comeback with the … Adele Interviews Tobias Jesso Jr., Previews "When We Were Young" By Sarah Murphy. I was left with more than a little embarrassment after I played. Having such a noticeable physical frame, however, failed to keep Jesso from being mistaken for a speed bump. © LOUD AND QUIET 2021. Maybe’s he’s right – over his accelerated first year and album campaign, maybe he has peaked, so what the hell is he going to do next? Whenever she left, he and his manager would sit in the room she’d been singing in and relive the day with one another. For Tobias Jesso Jr., LA is the place that both began and ended it all. At six feet seven inches tall, Tobias Jesso Jr. tends to literally stand out in most situations. A goon is a dumb thug – a guy who doesn’t ever express love or anything, and he’s kind of fine with it. Alone at a piano, there was a learn-as-you-play charm to seeing an artist unsure of himself performing his simple but beautiful songs. “I know what a perfect part sounds like,” he says. When I arrive at the house in the morning, Tobias is familiar as the person I interviewed at the beginning of the year – a joker with a reason to be happy; a guy who’s making his way in show business after it killed his spirit the first time around. Jesso’s need to publicly explain away his role in his own life can read as an obsessive self-awareness that’s a bit off-putting, but it’s the crucial foundation on which his success is staked. God knows that the Adele effect would allow it. If there’s any truth in that, I’ve no doubt that that’s what he’ll do. Belle carte de visite, disque non exempt de défauts mineurs, Goon révèle au grand jour la sensibilité de ce fils spirituel de John Lennon ou Randy Newman. portraits; Reviews. Tobias Jesso Jr. Interview Channelling the spirit of Harry Nilsson and Todd Rundgren, Tobias Jesso Jr.’s 70s-influenced piano ballads have already won him famous fans in Haim and Adele. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. Momentarily, the joking around on our shoot stops when Brian, our photographer, asks Tobias if he has any shows coming up. Los Angeles is a beast like many: hailed as the mecca for those who piously believe in its healing powers, it's a clean slate for some, a blank canvas for others. At the show later that night, he realises l didn’t take a shirt, and wraps me in a sweatshirt stitched with the album’s title. “They sorted it out and then explained it to me casually, like, ‘oh, tomorrow we’re just going to drive out to Malibu to see Rick Ruben.’ That way I don’t get overwhelmed,” he says, “because life is constantly overwhelming me.” Similarly, he’s been kept in the dark about just how many phone calls his work with Adele has generated – “They’d keep that a secret because they’ve set my life up so that I won’t have a breakdown.”. “I was doing more things that I hated than I was doing that I loved,” he explains to me over lunch. “If there’s a cover of one of my songs [on YouTube], I’ll put it up to kind of show it off. His name was Gunner Fox, and he made this hat. And then we just talked a lot, and within an hour or so, as we were going through life stories, I’d remember a chord progression, or she’d tell me something and I’d be like: ‘Oh I’ve got something that would really work with that.’ We went back into the room, I sat down and started playing and she sang almost the song that came out. lt’s difficult, listening to these Hallmark-ready schmaltzathons, not to catch yourself thinking, Could this be about that awful person l used to love and kind of always will? Today he marvels with the rest of us at ‘25’’s rolling sale statistics that belong to a pre-file-sharing age, only he’s a guy who’s played a part in all of them. So I went to work and I wrote and I wrote and I wrote. Career Edit. The bells and whistles he considered distracting noise, or at least he does when they’ve been hung on him – a guy who always wanted “proper singers” to sing his songs. Interviews; All; Music; Cinema; TV; Comic Books; Tobias Jesso Jr. Pompous-but-also-true statements about Jesso’s music run beneath the portrait on the shirt: “He sings from the heart,” and, “He’s your new best friend.”. The Bigfoot show isn’t that, and not just because Tobias is dressed as a Sasquatch – it’s a cabaret sound: more professional and slick, but more ordinary also. He explains, “A goon is somebody who doesn’t take things too seriously. Goon, premier album solo de Tobias Jesso Jr., est sorti il y a quelques mois. He says that he doesn’t know how much real money he stands to make from his work on ‘25’, but he doesn’t think it’ll be enough to retire on like I suggest it might be. “That if I had a steady job playing at the same place every week, and people would come down to hear the new songs and be like, ‘I like that one’, or, ‘I don’t like that one so much.’ And at the end of the night you get your 200 bucks for food, and it’s all about the songs.”, “You’ve caught me at a really good time,” say Tobias once our shoot is over. It’s called Serious Drama and it might be the best idea for anything that I’ve ever heard – a dark comedy about a misunderstood writer who is molested by Bigfoot at scout camp. And a few days later that same hat was stolen off the top of my head, as I was wearing it.”. It sounds like complaining for complaining’s sake, and you’d think that constantly being described as Mr Nice Guy or a hopeless romantic would do wonders for your confidence, but not for Tobias, who loathed the pressure of living up to his happy-guy-singing-sad-songs public persona. “I’m not saying that I’ve suffered more than anyone else this year,” he adds, “and I wouldn’t change any of the bad, because I’ve been given some amazing opportunities. This time last year, Tobias Jesso Jr. was living at his family home in Canada, working for a friend’s moving company and helping his mother through … That kind of information is how Tobias gets overwhelmed with life, and he’s happy that his managers have kept it to themselves for now. Les lovers sont de sortie, coup de coeur garanti ! Talking of his derailed Hollywood hustle, he told Pitchfork: “I wanted to be in the studio writing songs for pop artists. I offer him the consolation that he’s at least got his growing pains over within record time – few artists start the year without a debut album and end it a credible Pitchfork darling who’s figured out exactly what he does and doesn’t want to do. Like, the chorus to [‘Goon’ track] ‘Without You’, that’s like a 95% chorus – I love it. “I haven’t written a perfect song, to me, and I’m always searching for that. Those are people who just like a sound that comes from a full band – it could be my songs, it could be anybody’s songs, and that’s not as special to me as someone who says, I just like his songs. And I think that playing solo is the ultimate way to hear a songwriter play. Adele interviews Tobias Jesso Jr: ‘I think that a couple of the ideas we had could be rap songs’ Adele Adkins. Members included bassist Tobias Jesso Jr. drummer Martin Kottmeier, and guitarists Tristan Norton and Joshua Helgason. “I’m having a good time sat here eating this delicious meal, but put me in a stressful situation I haven’t been in and see how much learning I’ve done then. It was the most expensive thing that I had ever owned and I won it in a raffle between hundreds of people who had paid waaay more money than me for multiple tickets. How could you babe?! In this clip from her feature chat with Shad, Adele reflects on her fondest memories of recording 25 and her instant kinship with Tobias Jesso Jr. In person, if not on a shirt, Jesso is very mindful of seeming boastful. Tobias Jesso Jr. Interview Channelling the spirit of Harry Nilsson and Todd Rundgren, Tobias Jesso Jr.’s 70s-influenced piano ballads have already won him famous fans in Haim and Adele. “You say that, but I have a mental breakdown at least once a week,” he only half jokes. It’s up to you then to say, no, let’s go back to its beginning.”, It’s hook-ups like face time with legendary music gurus – and, more importantly, how they’re handled – that make Tobias’ managers so indispensible. I don’t think that he is, however complaints of the press being too nice might come across in print. He says he’s sat down to try and explain his feelings and decision in a statement more than once, but he can never find the words. I’m the guy that makes those guys coffee, and that’s that.’ And my record is about exactly that: Los Angeles and failing and a breakup.”. I was like: ‘Wait, now I’m trying to be a singer, because I’m trying to play with a band, and my voice has to be as powerful as this band that’s backing me up’, so the sound has to grow so we need to rearrange the songs, and at that point everything I’ve tried to hang onto as my core, the core is hollow now and I’m trying to be an act.” He sounds exasperated at the explanation, like a man who had stopped respecting his own songs in an attempt to fall in line with how he felt half of the audience were feeling. Talk about forward planning, he did it in order to capture the show for a line in a TV show he hasn’t had commissioned yet. Découvert en fin d'année par la … “I’m 29, I’m not probably gonna be a hyped person for very long. “My manager made me sit down,” he tells me over lunch at the café on his street. Tobias Jesso Jr. has a friend back home in Vancouver, Canada, called Fraser. Twitter RPM, c'est pour Revue Pop Moderne. Despite this long-running music fandom, Jesso oddly didn’t pay much mind to the presentation of his own record. He is, obsessively, a songwriter, who ultimately wants others to respect the core of popular music as much as he does. Inspired by the … “Imagine that – a run of a million copies being a limited edition!” He laughs his high-pitched laugh in disbelief as we walk back down the hill he lives on in Hollywood. Encore inconnu il y a quelques mois, le Canadien a réussi à séduire la critique autant que le public français avec un premier album réussi, Goon et ses ballades au piano, comme suspendues dans le temps. “And you know that Adele is the only 10, right?”, That puts a negative, it’s-all-downhill-from-here slant on the future, but then Tobias – the raffle winner who never got to fully enjoy his hat – does say to me: “I’ve been on such a gain recently that I think a crash is on its way.”. Tobias Jesso Jr. is a nice guy – the kind you want to be friends with – but clearly he’s right when he insists that it’s not the entire story. “I spent 10 days writing songs and ideas for her, and the second she walked in the room I forgot every single one. By the time he’d taught himself a little piano, recorded some demos just for fun and almost accidentally signed himself a record deal with Matador label True Panther Sounds, Tobias wasted no time name-checking Adele in his very first interview in late 2014. “I know that there are people out there with very private lives as artists who are much more well known than me, like FKA Twigs, who’s known as her artist career, but the difference is that my artist career was me – it was me being me… and getting judged for it.”. A point where I was doing more things that I would quit only alone time - 2015! T feel guilty or ashamed about that ce qui peut arriver à l'écoute premier... 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