The Rapid Rise of Indie Music Darling Tobias Jesso Jr.

The newly minted Polaris Music Prize Short List nominee parlayed heartbreak into hot on the charts

How did Tobias Jesso Jr., a six-foot-seven Muppet-haired just-dumped bass player from Vancouver, become 2015’s indie darling? By parlaying his heartache into an album of earnest piano ballads that won over the entire music industry, including T. Swift and Adele.

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