New Release & Video: Patrick Watson – Here Comes The River

Photo Credit: Ilenia Tesoro

Canadian artist Patrick Watson’s video for his track “Here Comes The River” debuts today, following this past week’s release of his new album Wave.

Arizona O’Neill, who directed the video, says, “Everyone who hears this song relates to it profoundly in one way or another. It morphs for each person, depending on their personal experiences. I wanted to capture the raw emotions of the song by stripping away all gimmicks and filming Patrick singing on our city’s public pianos. It was important to film in Montreal because he is from the city and is so beloved here. Patrick has an amazing stage presence and to be able to capture that I had to get him in front of a real audience. This way I could also capture the happy, sad, and nostalgic feelings that the song evokes through the eyes of listeners. My favorite part of the video, however, was filming Patrick on an enormous swan paddle boat in the middle of the canal.”

Take a watch below…

Wave, which was produced by Watson, was recorded and mixed by Rob Heaney at Studio 105 and Studio Pierre-Marchand in Montreal. During the making of the album, Patrick lost his mother, his longtime drummer left the group and he and his partner separated. Of the album, Watson notes, “The songs are about how sometimes you have to sing a love song to yourself when no one else will, allowing the sound to carry you and learning to trust where you will land. It is very personal, intimate and the most humble of all my records.”

Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band, which includes Joe Grass (guitar), Evan Tighe (drums) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipients of Canada’s Polaris Music Prize in 2007, in addition to Juno and Polaris nominations, Watson and his band have toured on all continents, on occasion playing with full orchestras to bring the rich music to life. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed several scores for both film and television, including a trailer for “The Walking Dead” and Wim Wenders’ 3D film Everything Will Be Fine.

Upcoming live dates….

31st October 2019 – Salle Desjardins-Telus, Rimouski QC
1st November 2019 – Théâtre du Grand Bois, St-Casimir QC
3rd November 2019 – Maison des Arts, Drummondville QC
5th November 2019 – Salle Roland-Brunelle, Joliette QC
7th November 2019 – Théâtre Gilles Vigneault, Saint-Jérôme QC
8th November 2019 – Théâtre du Cuivre, Rouyn QC
9th November 2019 – Théâtre Telebec, Val d’Or QC
22nd November 2019 – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
23rd November – Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
4th December 2019 – Théâtre Granada, Sherbrooke QC
10th December 2019 – Mtelus, Montréal QC
11th December 2019 – Mtelus, Montréal QC
12th December 2019 – MTelus, Montreal, QC
16th December 2019 – Grand Theatre, Quebec, QC
15th December 2019 – Grand Théâtre, Québec QC
15th January 2020 – McPherson Playhouse, Victoria BC
16th January 2020 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC
18th January 2020 – Neumos, Seattle WA
19th January 2020 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
21st January 2020 – August Hall, San Francisco CA
24th January 2020 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA
26th January 2020 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
28th January 2020 – Club Dada, Dallas TX
29th January 2020 – Antone’s, Austin TX
31st January 2020 – El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City MX
20th February 2020 – Sala Apollo, Barcelona
21st February 2020 – Teatro Kapital, Madrid
23rd February 2020 – Coliseu, Lisbon
24th February 2020 – Casa du Música, Porto
26th February 2020 – Olympia, Paris
27th February 2020 – Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux
28th February 2020 – Stereolux, Nantes
1st March 2020 – Aeronef, Lille
3rd March 2020 – Rote Fabrik, Zurich
4th March 2020 – L’Octogone, Lausanne
6th March 2020 – Barbican, London
8th March – Cirque Royal, Brussels
9th March 2020 – TivoliVredenberg, Utrecht
12th March – Metropol, Berlin
14th March – Zorlu, Istanbul
9th April 2020 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
10th April 2020 – Colony Café, Woodstock NY
11th April 2020 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT
13th April 2020 – The Foundry, Philadelphia PA
14th April 2020 – The Sinclair, Boston MA
15th April 2020 – Webster Hall, New York NY
17th April 2020 – Union Stage, Washington DC
18th April 2020 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
19th April 2020 – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI
21st April 2020 – Turf Club, St Paul MN
22nd April 2020 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
23rd April 2020 – The Basement East, Nashville TN

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