An album that’s full of the wear and tear of countless tours, it’s a reaction to not wanting to be anywhere but home, and the shear relief you feel when you get there. Imagine those 14 hour days you had to do last month, now times that by two years, add a piano, some ethereal vocals and a string section and you’ll probably be pretty close to what this sounds like.
Recorded entirely in Watson’s apartment, ‘Adventures In Your Own Backyard’ is dramatic. Melancholic and joyful, it’s both soft and harsh, but more impressive than any contradiction is the gorgeous use of timbre that takes over from the word go. A wonderfully simple, elegantly performed album that puts the importance of texture into perspective.
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