Something for the weekend: Carson McHone “Still Life”

That’s it for another week dear reader and we leave you with a new video from Austin’s Carson McHone who has also this week shared details about her third album and second release on Loose. ‘Still Life’, out February 25th in the UK which is described as “quivering like a tightrope, with songs about existing within tension and surviving beyond the breaking point.” The album’s title track has a video produced by McHone herself which she has talked about in some detail, saying of it: “We drop in on a body in motion, in and out of the light. When language fails, and there is only the feeling, the body has to keep moving.”

The songs of ‘Still Life’ were written in quiet moments between tours and recorded away from Texas in Ontario with Canadian musician and producer Daniel Romano. McHone says of the session, “Daniel is a perceptive player, and his response was intuitive and organic. Shadows sharpened and came to life as full vignettes that felt familiar in a magical way, a product of keeping things emotionally open. I think we picked up on things that were unwritten.” Together in a home studio they cut almost the entire record themselves, calling on two friends, the versatile Mark Lalama on accordion, piano, and organ, and David Nardi with some saxophone, to round it out – but don’t let that put you off! You can catch McHone on tour around the UK and Europe from later this month – dates here – and order the new album here. For now, have a good one.


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