Jonah Yano Partners With BADBADNOTGOOD For New Single “The Ordinary Is Ordinary Because It Ordinarily Repeats”

Ahead of his imminent sophomore album, Jonah Yano shares the final advance single co-produced by BADBADNOTGOOD. The track, “the ordinary is ordinary because it ordinarily repeats” is the final pre-release offering from Jonah’s forthcoming album Portrait of a Dog, out on Friday via Innovative Leisure. Opening with fleet-footed base notes, the track opens into a cresendo of jazz prowess from Jonah and the BADBADNOTGOOD crew, with space for each instrument to shine.

Portrait of a Dog includes the previously-released singles “song about the family house,” “Leslianne”, “always”, “the speed of sound!”, and “portrait of a dog”, which is at the confluence of his love of folk and jazz music. The album is a family affair in every sense, meticulously pieced together by Jonah and frequent collaborators BADBADNOTGOOD, while also deeply rooted and written from Jonah’s personal experiences as he rediscovers his Japanese heritage and the importance of archiving family memories.

Beyond the co-production of BADBADNOTGOOD, Portrait of a Dog features additional guest work from Slauson Malone, Sea Oleena, with string arrangements by Eliza Niemi, Leland Whitty, and Yano himself. Yano’s forthcoming second album follows his stint supporting Clairo for the last leg of her North American tour and the entirety of her European tour dates, which wrapped up last November. He also closed the live run with a headline show of his own at Servant Jazz Quarters in London.