Out now: Patrick Watson – Better In The Shade

Patrick Watson releases his seventh full-length studio album. The CD and a limited-edition coloured vinyl will be released later this year and available for pre-order here. Along with the release, Watson has also shared a stop-motion music video for the title track. Watch below!

In Patrick’s words, Better in the Shade “is about negotiating a world where you don’t know what’s real anymore.” “I was very inspired by Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson, The Waves by Virginia Woolf and Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin…” he continues. “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. 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”.
Of the video, director Elisabeth Perreault, who also created the album artwork, reveals, “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”.

Stream / purchase Better in the Shade here.

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