LA’s purveyor of the finest r’n’b sounds has just announced a brand new album and Spring tour. Ahead of this release comes first single, Song For Winners and, with its raw soulful vocals, punchy beat, tear-jerking sax and melodic backing singers, is the perfect recipe for yet another tasty Nick Waterhouse dish!!
His new self-titled album is due on 8th arch via Innovative Leisure and follows his 2016 LP, Never Twice. The record features 11 tracks, comprising 10 new Waterhouse originals and a cover of I Feel An Urge Coming On, originally written by Waterhouse’s friend and mentor Joshie Jo Armstead, who has previously worked with Ray Charles and performed as both a Raelette and an Ikette in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.
In a press release the artist outlined why he chose the album to be self-titled, explaining how it has “a deeper reflection of the cultural and emotional firmament that has made him the artist he is today: his passions and influences; his love and outrage.” Waterhouse also outlined his influences for the album, citing artists such as Irma Thomas, Chico Hamilton, the films of Robert Siodak and Adam Curtis, British poet Percy, Bysshe Shelley and Nina Simone!
Lead single Song For Winners is out now. Listen above.