New Release & Video: Jonathan Wilson – Loving You

Jonathan Wilson has shared a new video for Loving You, off the upcoming album Rare Birds, out March 2nd on Bella Union

The artist’s third solo release features contributions from a versatile roster of high profile cohorts, including the legendary Laraaji, featured on this single. Watch the video for Loving You, below…

Jonathan says of the video, “One day, one of my musical heros Laraaji came into my studio to just experiment and record some music. I had the ditty ‘Loving You’ lying around, (it was a song I wrote from a feeling or inflection of a word I heard John Lennon emote in one of his songs) and I then put down a simple little drum machine beat along with the piano and vocal that you hear now. Laraaji then beautifully chanted over the song, one take … then he played his cosmic zither, undulated gracefully with his ipad, and truly shaped the scope of the track. I then added a specific drum/cymbal treatment used throughout Rare Birds, my funky Crumar bass, Lana Del Rey, a few other things and boom that was the genesis of the new album Rare Birds, that song set the tone”

A recently announced headline tour for March and April includes the below UK shows…

14th March – Glasgow, Orna Mor
15th March – Dublin, Whelans
16th March – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
17th March – Brighton, Concorde 2
19th March – London, Omeara
20th March – London, Omeara

Although much of the album is comprised lyrically of meditations on a failed relationship and its aftermath, Wilson insists that Rare Birds is not really a concept album. “It’s meant more as a healing affair, a rejuvenation, a reconciliation, for others, and for me. I wanted to balance personal narrative with the need I feel for calming, healing music. I think we need journeys in sound, psychedelic gossamer-winged music, to incite hope, positivity, longing, reckless abandon and regret. It’s all in there”

Rare Birds was produced by Jonathan Wilson and engineered by Dave Cerminara at Wilson’s own Fivestarstudios in Echo Park, Los Angeles. 2018 will see Wilson playing nearly 100 shows all over the world with Roger Waters and performing his own headline and festival appearances wherever, and whenever he can fit them in