Artist of the Day: Patrick Watson

posted by Shane German on 10/22/2019

A singer/songwriter, film composer, and pianist based in Montreal, Canada, Patrick Watson makes explorative chamber pop, often blending spare indie pop, synthesizer experiments, cinematic orchestral song, and a melancholy tone.

In 2006, Watson’s second album, Close to Paradise, won the Polaris Prize.

After composing music for several short films, Watson made his feature-length debut with It's Not Me, I Swear! in 2008. Released in 2015, Love Songs for Robots became his band's fourth straight album to reach Canada's Top Ten.

In 2017, he released the stand-alone single "Broken," which found its way onto several TV series, including Grey's Anatomy and The Good Doctor. He also contributed to Tower of Songs, a tribute concert to Leonard Cohen in Montreal that also included Elvis Costello, Philip Glass, and Lana Del Rey.

Patrick Watson found success again in 2019 with the arrival of his sixth long-player, Wave, characterized by its inward-looking themes. Wave was recently added to the WYCE library.

On April 19th 2020, WYCE will be presenting Patrick Watson at the Pyramid Scheme.

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