Patrick Watson Announces New Album 'Wave'
He's also mapped out a North American tour and shared the lead single "Dream for Dreaming"
Published Sep 05, 2019Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson has announced that his next album is titled Wave, and it will crash ashore on October 18 via Secret City Records.
The LP marks the full-length follow-up to 2015's Love Songs for Robots and his sixth studio album overall.
According to a press release, Wave takes its name from the feeling of getting knocked over by bad news and learning how to not drown in the aftermath. It was inspired by a series of events over the last few years, including the death of Watson's mother, the departure of his longtime drummer, and the separation with the songwriter's partner.
"It's the difference between singing a solo at a stranger's grave as a child and singing one at your own mother's funeral," he said in a statement about the new album.
This time around, his band features Joe Grass (guitar), Evan Tighe (drums) and Mishka Stein (bass). They'll embark on a tour in support of the new material later this year and in early 2020. See the upcoming dates below.
The tracklisting for Wave is also available below. It features previously shared singles "Melody Noir" and "Broken," as well as the newly unveiled album opener "Dream for Dreaming."
Stream "Dream for Dreaming" and watch the accompanying music video at the bottom of the page.
1. Dream For Dreaming
2. The Wave
3. Strange Rain
4. Melody Noir
6. Turn Out The Lights
7. Wild Flower
8. Look At You
10. Here Comes The River
10/31 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
11/01 St-Casimir, QC - Théâtre du Grand Bois SOLD OUT
11/03 Drummondville, QC - Maison des Arts
11/05 Joliette, QC - Salle Roland-Brunelle
11/07 Saint-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles Vigneault
11/08 Rouyn, QC - Théâtre du Cuivre
11/09 Val d'Or, QC - Théâtre Telebec
12/04 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
12/10 Montréal, QC - MTelus
12/11 Montréal, QC - MTelus
12/15 Québec, QC - Grand Théâtre
01/15 Victoria, BC - McPherson Playhouse
01/16 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
01/18 Seattle, WA - Neumos
01/19 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
01/21 San Francisco, CA - August Hall
01/24 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
01/26 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
01/28 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
01/29 Austin, TX - Antone's
01/31 Mexico City, Mexico - El Plaza Condesa
02/20 Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo
02/21 Madrid, Spain - Teatro Kapital
02/23 Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseu
02/24 Porto, Portugal - Casa da Música
02/26 Paris, France - Olympia
02/27 Bordeaux, France - Le Rocher de Palmer
02/28 Nantes, France - Stereolux
03/01 Lille, France - Aeronef
03/03 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
03/04 Lausanne, Switzerland - l'Octogone
03/06 London, UK - Barbican
03/08 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
03/09 Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenberg
03/12 Berlin, Germany - Metropol
03/14 Istanbul, Turkey - Zorlu
04/09 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04/10 Woodstock, NY - Colony Café
04/11 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
04/13 Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
04/14 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
04/15 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04/17 Washington, DC - Union Stage
04/18 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
04/19 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
04/21 St Paul, MN - Turf Club
04/22 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
04/23 Nashville, TN - The Basement East