Royal Wood – California Nights

Beloved Canadian Hit-Maker Royal Wood To Release Inspired, Heartfelt New Album Ever After the Farewell April 6

 

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Hear first single “California Nights” here

Life has a way of knocking on our door the days we least expect it. For singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood, life knocked pretty damn hard. For in the same year he lost his father to illness, he also fell in love and got married. “I read once you can’t get wet from the word water,” says Wood. “That it isn’t the word that allows for the knowing to take place, but rather the experience itself that removes the veil. Life showed me first hand that I had never felt true grief before, nor did I understand love until now. It’s been a year of true paradigm shifts.”

As an artist, Royal channeled these opposite emotions into his profound new album Ever After The Farewell (April 6/Outside Music). Writing and recording the majority of songs in London with co-producer Jamie Scott (known for work with Rag’n Bone Man, Ron Sexsmith, Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran) in Terry Britten’s State of the Ark studio (Terry wrote hits for Tina Turner, Lenny Kravitz, and Michael Jackson), the album is not only deeply inspired by both loss and love, but is an ode to the classic styles of both Tin Pan Alley and Laurel Canyon.

To capture the rawest possible sound, most of the songs on the album were recorded the day they were written, with Royal playing the majority of the instruments. With songs like the McCartney-esque “The Hardest Thing Of All,” or the Van Morrison infused “Something About You,” the record is a timeless collection of tales of love, loss, and life. While his new album stands firmly on the shoulders of giants, it is truly a Royal Wood original and will go down as one of the best of his career.

Billboard recently discussed Scott’s work with Royal: “Says Scott. ‘I’m a fan of (Royal’s) music, so we’re making a few records for his new album. He’s really cool.’ If Scott’s track record is any indication, Wood should brace himself for superstardom considering Scott’s eclectic discography as a songwriter is filled to the brim with career-defining or trajectory-changing hits.”

When asked about the album title and artwork, Royal said “I called the album Ever After The Farewell because I wanted the title to encompass the polar opposite emotions I felt in my life. I said farewell to my father, but I started the journey of ever after with my wife. We used the hands on the cover because they represent both my hand taking my wife’s in marriage, and my father’s leaving my mother’s.”

Check out royalwood.ca for all upcoming Canadian tour dates!

Outside Music 2017 Year in Review

We are proud to have released great records from The Weather Station, Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, Measha Brueggergosman and Beliefs and are looking forward to new music in 2018 from Matthew Barber, Jill Barber, Royal Wood and Tami Neilson

The Weather Station – S/T Now Available

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The new self-titled album from The Weather Station is out now on Outside Music.  Purchase or stream the album here http://geni.us/weatherstation

“Tamara Lindeman, aka the Weather Station, is one of Canada’s best songwriters. The Weather Station is Lindeman’s loosest, most confident album yet, but it may also prove to be her most deeply psychological; she doesn’t hold back.” 9/10 Exclaim!

“From front-to-back, this is the first Weather Station album that sounds as fleshed-out and powerful as the world it contains.” 8.0 Pitchfork

“The fourth album from Tamara Lindeman aka The Weather Station is this year’s most remarkable feat of songwriting. It captures so much that its beauty is almost unbearable.” 9/10 Drowned In Sound

See The Weather Station on tour in Canada, grab your tickets here http://www.theweatherstation.net/tour/

Beliefs new album Habitat out today

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“the seductive new song does a dazzling job of setting steely, urban structures with a sensuality typically reserved for flesh and blood – the new LP figures to augment the feathery, shoegazey dream pop of their past with stark, stylish post-punk” – Billboard

“illuminating and rich” – Noisey

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Beliefs new album ‘Habitat’ is out today via iTunes / Apple Music / Spotify / Bandcamp

See Beliefs on Tour

Oct 12 – Hamilton CA – The Casbah w/ Fake Palms
Oct 20 – Halifax CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 16 – Lyon FR – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 22 – London UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford UK – The Library

All tour dates and ticket info here