Nick Waterhouse – Promenade Blue

Nick Waterhouse – Promenade Blue
Format: CD
Label: Innovative Leisure
Release: 2021

Release date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Scott Fitzgerald’s classic workThe Great Gatsby came to represent the Roaring Twenties, an era of decadence and spiritual vacuousness, using the color green to represent longing and hope for the future. A century later but once again in the ’20s, Nick Waterhouse takes the color blue as his hue of choice as he takes a spiritual look to the past on new album Promenade Blue due out April 9 on Innovative Leisure.

The new collection sparkles beatifically, reverberating with energy, heart, creativity, and vibe from start to finish. Nowhere is this more evident than on the album’s opening track, “Place Names,” bringing teenaged memories to the forefront, pondering the pride he takes in his hometown and the distinct life that he has made (or that has made him). A soulful, sweeping arrangement punctuated with Girl Group backing vocals, “Place Names” which would find itself at home in a vibrant New Orleans club or alongside contemporaries Marlon Williams and The Budos Band.

In Nick’s musical and lyrical world, blue is a refraction of his life and memories — shadowing a deep, spiritual San Francisco that fostered his musical vocabulary but has now been stamped out irrevocably; evoking the endless tours, marathon recording sessions, and highs and lows of success he’s experienced in his decade-long career; conjuring romances that were doomed, loves that lingered, and hope for future days of parity and partnership; summoning spirits ofpeople who have gone but permeate his mind forever.

It is vivid and magnetic, buoyed by both light and density due to Nick’s newfound collaboration with producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart).

It’s not Gatsby’s New York in the 1920s, it’s Waterhouse’s California in the 2020s.

Tracks:
01. Place Names
02. The Spanish Look
03. Vincentine
04. Medicine
05. Very Blue
06. Silver Bracelet
07. Proméne Bleu
08. Fugitive Lover
09. Minor Time
10. Santa Ana, 1986
11. To Tell

Website: Nick Waterhouse

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