The inimitable Patrick Watson posted his song “Words In the Fire” for free download at soundcloud today in celebration of kicking off his U.S. tour. The song is off his newest release, “Adventures In Your Own Backyard” (May 1), out now on Domino Records in the US and Secret City Records in Canada. It’s a gorgeous song, featuring Watson’s patented high-falsetto vocals, quick acoustic finger-picking, warm backing vocals, ghostly piano, elegiac melodies and the his pretty poetic lyrical sentiments … “In the morning we’ll all just be ashes on the ground.” The tour begins in Chicago at Lincoln Hall on June 1 and continues on June 2 at Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, June 4 at the High Dive in Denver, Colo., and June 7 at The Loft in la Jolla, Calif. For complete tour dates, visit Domino Records here. Note: Nothing beats a good live experience. Today, NPR posted live video of Watson from its ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ series. — David D. Robbins Jr.
Patrick Watson “Words In the Fire”