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Canon Blue shares new single “Onyx” – Album Lasso Yo coming out on Temporary Residence

September 17, 2017

Brett Warren

 

Canon Blue shares new single “Onyx” 
Album Lasso Yo coming out
on Temporary Residence

 

As Canon Blue prepares for the release of their new album Lasso Yo on Temporary Residence, the band is sharing the latest single from the upcoming album.

About the song Canon Blue’s Daniel James says, “‘Onyx’ is an attempt to explore the ways in which we are forced to hold sacred and vast unspeakable things alongside the trivial and the everyday. How we try to create meaning in our daily lives in an effort to add some distance between us and the great lasso that finds us all in the end.”

Last month, Canon Blue shared the official video for “Beholden” with Noisey who described the video as “A four-minute slow-motion, single shot video filled with nostalgic wonders.” The video was directed by Jouka Valkama as part of a dance project called See | Obey for the Susanna Leinonen Company in Helsinki.  “Beholden is also available to share via Soundcloud

 

Lasso Yo is the third full-length from Canon Blue, the alter ego of Nashville producer-songwriter, Daniel James. It’s been over a half-decade since Canon Blue’s previous album, the Efterklang and Amiina-augmented orchestral pop opus, Rumspringa. Six years can feel like a lifetime, and James knows that all too well, and he tells the whole story on Lasso Yo.

Conceived during increasingly long periods of isolation caused by increasingly intense bouts of anxiety and depression, Lasso Yo weaves those difficult personal struggles into a lyrically earnest and musically rich collection of songs. Produced, performed, and recorded by James at Taylor York’s (Paramore) house, and mixed by John McEntire (Broken Social Scene, Yo La Tengo, The Sea and Cake), this is not only Canon Blue’s most personal record, but also his most profound.

For what was undoubtedly a challenging, cathartic record to make, Lasso Yo achieves a kind of weightlessness that betrays the heavy load it carries. It’s this dichotomy that gives the album a curious magic, an unlikely transcendence spawned by an uncomfortable confrontation between James’ past and present, and the new shape it gives his future.

Lasso Yo will be released in the UK on 3rd November via Temporary Residence.

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