The lovely Joana Serrat (with one ‘n’) has a new record our next month called “Dripping Springs” which would be so much worse an album title with the word “and” in it. For her fourth album in five years, she travelled from her home in Vic, Barcelona to the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. There she teamed up with Israel Nash at his Plum Creek Sound studio near the town of Dripping Springs (hence the title).
For the recording sessions Nash & Serrat corralled a stellar crew of musicians: Joey & Aaron McLellan, (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) and Dennis Love (Futurebirds), as well as Nash himself providing additional guitar and backing vocals. Israel Nash produced the album, with Ted Young (Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones) on engineering and mixing duties.
The resulting album has been described as Serrat’s “most Americana album to date”. Serrat explains: “it’s an album that deals with farewells but is filled with an optimistic melancholy that doesn’t isolate nor enclose the spirit and determination to realise our own dreams”. It’ll be out on Loose on 29th September. Look out for a review on AUK soon.