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Wave is the sixth album by Canadian singer / songwriter Patrick Watson and first in four years. Wave is an album about loss and how quickly it can happen and how devastating that loss can be - as if being hit by a wave that wipes everything out. This subject is threaded through the album due Watson’s personal circumstances at the time - the death of his mother, the end of a relationship and his drummer leaving the band. 

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Wave by Patrick Watson
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7/10 Will 10 October 2019

Patrick Watson's first album in four years is a peach. Floaty strings and hushed percussion act as a springboard for Watson's beautiful, soaring vocals which are a midpoint between Nick Drake, John Martyn, and Jeff Buckley. His voice is the glue binding 'Wave' together. The album is weird baroque indie with a few hallmarks of modern pop music like sparse arrangements, soul influences, and bone-dry percussion. 'Turn Out The Lights' feels like a b-side to something off 'Blonde' by Frank Ocean and there are a few nods to modern hip-hop production. 

It's a downbeat album, let's make no bones about it. Watson wrote it in the aftermath of a relationship breakdown and the death of his mother. Sadness seems imbibed in it. There are moments of exhilaration, like the gorgeous cascading string-sections that come midway through 'Here Comes The River', and the chord progression on 'Strange Rain' is Randy Newman at his whimsical best -- but there's a certain sleepy melancholy that cakes 'Wave' frequently, giving it the feel of a lost collection of lullabies.


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