Having released the standalone single “Broken” at the end of 2017, Patrick Watson has shared another new track, “Melody Noir” along with a video directed by himself and Brigitte Poupart. “This song was inspired by an incredible singer from Venezuela, Simon Diaz. I was so inspired by his music I had to write a tune,” explains Watson. “It’s a love song dedicated to the hole inside of you.”
The video was shot in Montreal and was “inspired by an amazing film called I am Cuba,” adds Watson. “I wanted to make a sensual but surreal dance video, where the main character slowly gets eaten by a void, embodied by the other dancers. The dancers are a wonderful Colombian dance troupe who bring a mix of classical and modern elements to the piece. I hope you enjoy.”
Along with the news Patrick Watson has also announced a string of new tour dates in Europe and Canada for the fall and early 2019. See below for the full list of tour dates. He recently embarked on the Canadian C3 boat for a 2 week run to raise awareness on Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment, performed the Bell Center for Tower of Songs, a tribute concert to Leonard Cohen in Montreal with Sting, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello and more. Patrick and his band are currently recording their next album.
Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band of almost a decade, which includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipients of Canada’s Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson and his band have toured on all five continents, also playing with full orchestras, on many occasions. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson himself 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 tour dates
July 19th 2018 – Baie St-Paul, QC @ Le Festif!
August 18th 2018 – Sudbury, ON @ Le Grand Theatre (Up Here Festival)
November 29th 2018 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
December 2nd 2018 – Lisbon, PT @ Lx Factory
December 3rd 2018 – Coimbra, PT @ Convento Sao Francisco
December 4th 2018 – Guimaraes, PT @ CAE
December 5th 2018 – Porto, PT @ Casa De Musica
December 7th 2018 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
December 9th 2018 – Brussels, Belgium @ Het Depot
December 10th 2018 – London, UK @ Hackney Arts Centre
January 19th 2019 – Ottawa, ON @ National Art Centre
January 24th 2019 – Terrebonne, QC @ Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
January 25th 2019 – Victoriaville, QC @ Le Carré 150
January 26th 2019 – Valleyfield, QC @ Salle Albert-Dumouchel
January 28th 2019 – St-Eustache, QC @ Le Zénith
January 29th 2019 – St-Eustache, QC @ Le Zénith