Patrick Watson debuts new video

Patrick Watson has released the video for "Love Songs For Robots". The title-track from his latest album, now out on Domino Records.
Patrick Watson has released his video “Love Songs for Robots”.  The song is the title track off Watson’s newest album Love Songs for Robots (out now via Domino Records). Of the video, directed by Academy Award-nominated Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowsk, told Interview Magazine praises, “the music video is more like an artistic short film that should be watched until the very end.”

Lavis and Szczerbowsk describe the film as “our attempt to create the sort of film Martians might make for humans, if those Martians had only observed us from afar.” The piece is inspired by the sculpture and ballet of the avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, with choreography and dance by Mistaya Hemingway (La La La Human Steps).

Watson is currently touring worldwide. He returns stateside in September to play through December, concluding with dates in New York City (at Irving Plaza) and Philadelphia (Under Ground Arts).
The music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I wanted to make a science fiction R n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in. “I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.”

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).

1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go
August 20                                                  Pully, CH                                      For Noise Festival
August 21                                          Biddinghuizen, NL                               Lowlands Festival
August 22                                         Brecons Beacons, UK                                       Green Man
September 4                                           Vlieland, NL                         Into de Great Wide Open
September 5                                           Vlieland, NL                         Into de Great Wide Open
September 6                                         Maastricht, NL                                         Bruis Festival
September 24                                         Nashville, TN                                                    Exit/In
September 25                                            Urbana, IL                                 Pygmalion Festival#
September 26                                        Cincinnati, OH                      Mid Point Music Festival
September 28                                           Chicago, IL                                             Lincoln Hall
September 29                                      Minneapolis, MN                                    Varsity Theatre
September 30                                         Winnipeg, MB                                       Garrick Centre
October 2                                               Edmonton, AB                                            The Starlite
October 5                                               Vancouver, BC                          Commodore Ballroom
October 6                                               Errington, AB                Errington War Memorial Hall
October 8                                                 Seattle, WA                                          The Crocodile
October 9                                                Portland, OR                                                  Doug Fir
October 11                                         San Francisco, CA                                  The Independent
October 13                                            Los Angeles, CA                             Teragram Ballroom
November 14                                           Hamburg, DE                                                     Knust
November 15                                            Cologne, DE                                                      Luxor
November 16                                               Berlin, DE                                            Heimathafen
November 22                                                 Lyon, FR                                    Epicerie Moderne
November 23                                           Strasbourg, FR                                            La Laiterie
November 26                                                 Paris, FR                                         Casino de Paris
December 11                                      New York City, NY                                        Irving Plaza
December 12                                       Philadelphia, PA                                  Underground Arts