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Jaakko Eino Kalevi Shares ‘I’m Always Crying (Itken Aina)’ Video, Wins EBBA Award

written by Mark Doyle November 11, 2016

Jaako Eino Kalevi shares video for ‘I’m Always Crying’ (Véronique Vincent & The Honeymoon Killers cover)

Winner of 2017 European Border Breakers Award

Jaakko Eino Kalevi shares a new video for ‘I’m Always Crying’, his cover of the new-wave cult classic by Véronique Vincent & The Honeymoon Killers. Shot in Paris last month, the film follows Jaakko as he visits a gallery, a restaurant, and a barbershop.

The track is taken from the recent album 16 Visions of Ex-Futur, a compilation of remixes and covers of songs by Aksak Maboul and Véronique Vincent, the seminal acts behind the Brussels label Crammed Discs.

Last week, Jaakko was announced as the winner of an EBBA – the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards, which recognise the work of emerging artists. The awards ceremony takes place on 11 January in Groningen as part of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival. Previous winners include Adele and Christine and the Queens.

Jaakko is currently recording his next album and plays two more shows in Berlin and Acapulco, Mexico this year.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi is out now on CD, LP and digitally. Order from iTunes or Weird World.

Watch the video for ‘I’m Always Crying (Itken Aina)’:

Praise for Jaakko Eino Kalevi

“His is a world of strange and wonderful rhythms and few debuts manage such idiosyncrasy without losing focus”
9/10 ‘Album of the Week’ Loud And Quiet

“Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a gem”
4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Mojo

“The ideal album to soundtrack the summer”
4/5 The Times

“An entrancing mix of synth-pop and electronic grooves. Lovely stuff”

“A new favourite of ours”

“The 10 songs that make up Jaakko Eino Kalevi are some of the most imaginative you’ll hear for a long while”

“Gorgeously diverse”
8/10 Mixmag

“Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a reminder that pop can be both for your head and your feet”
4/5 DIY

“His sonic world is somewhere we’d gladly spend a two-week holiday”
4/5 Time Out

“Irresistible, and displaying as much subtlety as style”
4/5 Metro

“The whole thing bathes in glorious groove”

“Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a true original”

“A confident collection of tracks begging to be played on repeat”
London in Stereo

Tour dates:

5 November – Kings Place, London, with Aksak Maboul & Veronique Vincent and Laetitia Sadier
18 November – Scope at Fluxbau, Berlin, world live premiere of Jaakko’s 2011 album ‘Töölö Labyrinth’
4 December – Tropico Festival, Acapulco, Mexico

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