Josienne Clarke — In All Weather (08/11/19)
℘ Její první sólová deska. Písně byly napsány na ostrově Bute v roce 2018, kde se Josienne na rok přesídlila, v dohledu zasněžené hory Ben Nevis. Josienne se doprovází akustickou a elektrickou kytarou. K nahrávání se připojil experimentální klavírní zázrak Elliott Galvin, inovativní jazzový bubeník Dave Hamblett, skotská harfistka Mary Ann Kennedy a kytarista~basista Sonny Johns, kteří společně produkovali desku s Josienne.
℘ Just to show it’s not all gloom and gloom here’s a new single and video with a distinctly upbeat feel — Watch Slender, Sad & Sentimental here
℘ It’s called ‘Slender, Sad & Sentimental’ and here’s a few words about it from the artist herself (yes, that’s me, I’m referring to myself in the third person)
℘ “My songs are almost exclusively an exploration of melancholy in various forms which never makes for a great dancefloor filler.
℘ I approached this song with the weight of my own maudlin inaccessibility in mind. I was writing about writing a catchy single in the style of a catchy single. I’ve possibly hit peak self~reference!
℘ As a person, I am not without humour or joy and yet I regularly fail to express that in my music.
℘ It’s partly my exasperation at always being, or at least always seeming, so sad and a vow to include more than that from now on. To be a more three dimensional emotional being.
℘ We’ll see how well I get on with that in time, I guess!”
℘ The ‘Slender, Sad & Sentimental’ video is filmed & directed by Alec Bowman and is a lurid, meta exploration of all the various facets of Josienne Clarke.
℘ This song opens the second side of ‘In All Weather’ and is a rare moment of buoyancy in an otherwise reflective album about change, adjustment and adaptation, breaking from the boxes we’ve been made. In making it I took a long, hard look at myself and that type of introspection brings its highs and its lows and this is the albums highest height.
Location: London, England
Album release: November 8th, 2019
Record Label: Rough Trade
01 (Learning to Sail) In All Weather 2:55
02 Seconds 2:38
03 The Drawing of the Line 2:46
04 Leaving London 2:18
05 My Love Gave Me an Apple 2:11
06 If I Didn’t Mind 3:33
07 Host 1:50
08 Slender, Sad & Sentimental 2:30
09 Season & Time 2:11
10 Walls and Hallways 2:46
11 Fair Weather Friends 0:59
12 Dark Cloud 3:32
13 Onliness 2:12
℗ 2019 Rough Trade Records Ltd.
℘ In All Weather is a new collection of songs, in which Josienne Clarke goes it alone; musically, as this is her first solo record, and in her own life, laid bare and played out in the leave~it~all~behind~and~start~anew nature of the lyrics. The songs were written in on the Isle of Bute in 2018, where Josienne relocated for a year, overlooked by a snowy Ben Nevis.
℘ Josienne accompanies herself on pared~back acoustic and electric guitar throughout. She’s joined on the record by experimental piano prodigy Elliott Galvin, innovative jazz drummer Dave Hamblett, celebrated Scottish harpist Mary Ann Kennedy and guitarist / bassist Sonny Johns who co~produced the record with Josienne.