|Tobias Jesso Jr.|
|Birth name||Tobias MacDonald Jesso Jr.|
|Born||July 11, 1985|
|Birth place||North Vancouver, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, baroque pop, alternative|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, bass|
|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 January 21, 2015, Adele tweeted a link to his song “How Could You Babe,” calling it “fantastic.” He responded to her tweet in an interview with Billboard, stating, “Since my first interview, I’ve been saying how much Adele’s music meant to me. My jaw just dropped.” Michael Hann of The Guardian even wrote that Jesso’s success was due, in part, to Adele’s acknowledgement of his music.
In August 2015, Billboard confirmed that Tobias Jesso Jr. was one of several artists that had collaborated with Adele on her forthcoming studio album, and added that his contribution to the record was a “reportedly standout” track. The following month, Sia released “Alive,” a song originally co-written with Adele and Jesso for Adele’s album that was later chosen as the lead single for Sia’s seventh studio album, This Is Acting.
In November of the same year, Adele released her third studio album, 25, which included two collaborations with Jesso—“When We Were Young” and “Lay Me Down,” the former of which Adele considers her favorite song she’s ever written. The same month, an article in which Adele interviewed Jesso was published in The Observer after Adele served as a guest editor for the publication. Adele has stated that she hopes to work with Jesso for the rest of her career.