Patrick Watson shares new song 'Melody Noir'
10th July 2018
Having released the gorgeous standalone single ‘Broken’ at the end of 2017, Patrick Watson is thrilled to share ‘Melody Noir’ today, a brand new second single and 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.”
Patrick has been busy on various projects since the critically acclaimed release of his fifth album, Love Songs for Robots. 2017’s ‘Broken’ was featured in many TV series including Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor and Burden of Truth. He was part of the cast as a performer for the circus show Rêveurs définitifs, 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 the 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.
Watson is also announcing a string of new tour dates in UK, Europe and Canada for autumn and early 2019.
Upcoming tour dates
19th July 2018 - Baie St-Paul,QC @ Le Festif!
18th August 2018 - Sudbury, ON @ Le Grand Theatre (Up Here Festival)
29th November 2018 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
2nd December 2018 - Lisbon, PT @ Lx Factory
3rd December 2018 - Coimbra, PT @ Convento Sao Francisco
4th December 2018 - Guimaraes, PT @ CAE
5th December 2018 - Porto, PT @ Casa De Musica
7th December 2018 - Paris, France @ Le Trianon
9th December 2018 - Brussels, Belgium @ Het Depot
10th December 2018 - London, UK @ Hackney Arts Centre
19th January 2019 – Ottawa, ON @ National Art Centre
24th January 2019 – Terrebonne, QC @ Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
25th January 2019 – Victoriaville, QC @ Le Carré 150
26th January 2019 – Valleyfield, QC @ Salle Albert-Dumouchel
28th January 2019 – St-Eustache, QC @ Le Zénith
29th January 2019 - St-Eustache, QC @ Le Zénith
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 13th July via www.patrickwatson.net