This week, Patrick Watson sings his sweet melody full of deep, heavy emotion. The Montreal, Quebec native released his fifth studio album “Love Songs For Robots” in May 2015. Patrick Watson’s music sounds like classical music meets indie rock and has notes of artists such as Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and Andrew Bird.
We aren’t the only ones to see vivid imagery against Watson’s music. He has had songs placed in popular TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Walking Dead.” He also co-wrote and performed several songs with Cinematic Orchestra’s 2007 album, Ma Fleur. Also in 2007, Watson’s solo album, Close to Paradise, was awarded the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2009, Wooden Arms was nominated.
“Love Songs For Robots” is like a velvety blanket that at first, you want to remove as it draws like a magnet your deepest, most fearful emotions. But you can’t turn it off. “Your nuts and bolts are all over the ground/You get up, get up/You get up” it cries, as the metaphoric robot finds her pieces everywhere. But get up, swoons Watson.
This song desperately begs to play in a slow-motion picture, with its shadowy images. When listening to his music, one will find the vibrance in his progression, as moment to moment, the song reveals a new tone. Like the flash of one color fading into the next until it burns out and dissolves away into a black atmosphere.
“Love Songs For Robots” is accompanied by an awkwardly wonderful music video, featuring dancing robots and lots of bold colors. We are so excited to see how the next filmmaker interprets his music, so pay attention for that moment because it is sure to arrive soon.