Solo debut from singer, songwriter and former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has been confirmed for a January 15th 2013 release. Lysandre will be released in the US on Fat Possum and Turnstile for the rest of the world.
Named for a girl he met whilst in France for a festival performance, Lysandre – written, recorded and sequenced as a complete narrative – was inspired by the events of Girls’ first ever tour in the summer of 2008. Owens describes the records as: “A coming of age story, a road trip, a love story.”
The San Francisco-based musician goes on to explain, “Lysandre could easily be mistaken as an album about a love affair. But it’s much more than that.” Written almost entirely in one creating outpouring and recording with former Girls producer Doug Boehm, Lysandre follows Owens from San Francisco – where he’s filled with excitement after writing his band’s Album – to New York City and on to the French Riviera – where he falls in love with the record’s namesake – before a melancholy return home and a beautifully articulated epilogue.
Lysandre tracklist in full:
01: Lysandre’s Theme
02: Here We Go
03: New York City
04: A Broken Heart
05: Here We Go Again
06: Riviera Rock
07: Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener
09: Everywhere You Knew
10: Closing Theme
11: Part Of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue)