PATRICK WATSON, disponibile il settimo album in studio del cantautore canadese BETTER IN THE SHADE

PATRICK WATSON, disponibile il settimo album in studio del cantautore canadese BETTER IN THE SHADE

Patrick Watson pubblica “Better in the Shade“, il suo settimo album in studio, via Secret City Records. Il CD e un vinile colorato in edizione limitata usciranno entro la fine dell’anno e sono pre-ordinabili qui.

Ad accompagnare l’uscita Watson pubblica oggi anche il video in stop-motion della title track, diretto da Elisabeth Perrault – curatrice anche dell’artwork del disco – che ha così commentato:  “I met Patrick last May at the Projet Pangée gallery, during my exhibit. As a sculptor, I wasn’t planning on directing a music video this year. Patrick’s trust in me deeply touched me. This collaboration introduced me to the world of animation, which I always admired without being very familiar with it. Seeing my sculptures come to live to the sound of his music was such a joy. Flowers seeking their balance throughout various dreams, as reality becomes indistinct from fantasy.”.

Patrick ha affermato sul disco: “Better in the Shade is about negotiating a world where you don’t know what’s real anymore. I really spent a lot of time reading to improve my lyrics for this record, I was very inspired by Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson, The Waves by Virginia Woolf and Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin. The lyrics are a collection of little thoughts that were pacing in my head. We worked hard on rebuilding the tones of our arrangements and we brought a bigger electronic component to the music” ha aggiunto. “With the addition of modular synths, we were able to find a warmer and more touching approach to the electronics, that feel as acoustic as the rest of the instruments and move like liquid. Basically, I went back to school for the last two years to be able to bring something new ha-ha. Andrew Barr from the Barr Brothers joined us on drums for this record, it’s a pleasure to play music with such a great musician.”.

Watson ha annunciato la pubblicazione del disco il mese scorso condividendo il singolo “Height of the Feeling“, che è stato ripreso con entusiasmo da Under The Radar, NewSounds, Cool Hunting, BrooklynVegan, Clash Magazine, Exclaim! e Northern Transmissions, tra gli altri. Questa settimana, NPR Music ha presentato “Height of the Feeling” all’interno di All Songs Considered con il presentatore Bob Boilen che ha affermato “Patrick Watson is an outstanding storyteller and on his new song, “Height of the Feeling,” he’s joined by singer Ariel Engle (also known as La Force) and a mix of modular synthesizers to flesh out his sound.”.

Patrick Watson che da sempre compone, suona e registra i suoi album con la sua storica collaboratrice Mishka Stein, giunge a questo album dopo i prolifici ultimi due anni – nonostante la pandemia mondiale – in cui ha rilasciato diverse canzoni (A Mermaid in Lisbon, Que reste-t’il de nos amours, Lost with You) che hanno fatto seguito al suo precedente pluripremiato album, Wave, pubblicato nel 2019. Più recentemente, Patrick si è esibito su palchi importanti del calibro di Barbican (London), L’Olympia (Paris), Coliseu (Lisbon), El Plaza Condesa (Mexico City). Cresciuto e ancora di casa a Montreal, Patrick ha composto diverse colonne sonore sia per il cinema che per la tv, tra cui il trailer di The Walking Dead e Everything will be fine di Wim Wenders.

Tour Dates:

04/23: Église du Village @ Verchères, QC
05/27: Domaine Forget de Charlevoix @ Saint-Irénée, QC
05/28: Centre culturel Desjardins @ Joliette, QC
05/29: Théâtre des Grands Bois @ Saint-Casimir, QC
06/01: Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde @ Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
06/02: Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne @ Terrebonne, QC
06/04: Auditorium Massey-Vanier @ Cowansville, QC
07/08: SherBlues Festival @ Sherbrooke, QC 07/09: Festival d’été de Québec @ Quebec City, QC
07/14: Les Francofolies de La Rochelle 2022 @ La Rochelle, France
07/18: The Montreux Jazz Label @ Montreux, Switzerland
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