Big Intruder is an album about growing up and making adult decisions. The eleven tracks, which Jordan Klassen wrote and recorded in his own studio in Vancouver, venture away from the whimsical soundscapes of his past work and exude themes of growth and maturity, both in lyrics and sound.
The record was written as a deliberate reaction to Klassen’s own inclinations in songwriting.
In past records, Klassen strived for a cinematic sound, avoiding drum kits and anything that sounded like a band. In Big Intruder, Klassen confronts those prejudices. He spent a lot of time listening to the greats-Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell-and broadened his own understanding of the singer-songwriter concept.