Jordan Rakei | Nerve - Acoustic

 

We chose the acoustic version of Nerve by Jordan Rakei because it rips our heart out with its beauty and soul. The strings, arranged and performed by Tobie Tripp, serve as the driving force for this version of Nerve. Rakei's album, Wallflower, discusses his battle with social anxiety and the conflicted emotions are brought out strongly in this song. The approach Rakei and Tripp take at the bridge of this version, different from the studio version, gripped our attention as the strings and piano solo over hopeful melodies. The ending of the song, with a bright string progression and melancholy lyrics, leaves the listener in a real experience of the beauty in sadness.