Jordan Klassen has finally released his much anticipated follow up to the Kindness EP. Klassen’s brand of pop sprouts from the ground, vernal and ripe with joie de vie. The melodies are resonant, awaking the sacred life in the mundane, exuding the same charm we see in young Sam from Moonrise Kingdom. Repentance is produced expertly by the talented Jonathan Anderson. We hear a multitude of textures layered gracefully one over the other, with an adept consciousness of white space. Repentance is a capstone for the Klassen repetoire, at least thus far. It testifies to the efficacy of his numerous formulations, combining them into one enormous missive on living. Fans of the peachier side of pop cannot sleep on this jam machine—it’s a certified smoking pistol!