“His voice comes not from the lungs or the diaphragm, but from deep in the soul and lights up the most primal regions of your brain” American Songwriter
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sean Rowe, who releases his new album ‘New Lore’ through Anti- on 7th April, has unveiled the video to new song ‘Newton’s Cradle’. “When I was writing the lyrics of the song I kept thinking about the Newton’s cradle… you know, that toy that you set off and it reacts back and forth. And it reminded me of a relationship, of fighting, of that feeling when you just keep setting each other off, making each other crazy and all you want to do is walk away. When we shot the video I wanted to show that feeling you feel in an argument like the whole world is coming down around you and you feel like you’re losing your mind a bit. We had a lot of fun with the masks and props and the different settings. I wanted to do something different, and we nailed that.”
Sean Rowe has also annouced a London show in May.
26 MAY 2017 – ST.PANCRAS OLD CHURCH – LONDON, UK
New Lore’s simple yet powerful sound focuses on Rowe’s renowned baritone and evocative songwriting, delivering a collection of affecting stories of desperation and resilience. His voice is beautifully augmented throughout by tasteful arrangements including flourishes of piano and a string section. The album was recorded in the city of Memphis at the historic Sam Phillips Recording studio and produced by Matt Ross-Spang who began working at the legendary studio when he was 16 and recently won a Grammy for his work with Jason Isbell.
Rowe says of the album, “This is a record about loneliness and a longing for connectedness. This yearning for a sense of home. Musically, I think this record is more focused than any before. I’ve become really aware about what it is that I do well, allowing my voice to come through and lyrically grabbing people with the stories.. Those are kind of my superpowers. The instruments on the record never intrude on my voice and words.”
It is a sound that echo’s Rowe’s recent crossover hit “To Leave Something Behind” a song that resonated with a whole new wider audience after being featured in the recent Ben Affleck film ‘The Accountant.’