Temporary Residence to release new album from Canon Blue in November

September 7, 2017

 Canon Blue shares “Beholden” video
New album Lasso Yo out 3 November
on Temporary Residence


Canon Blue has 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.  “Beholden” is featured on Canon Blue’s album Lasso Yo due 3rd November on Temporary Residence. 

About the song Canon Blue’s Daniel James says:

“‘Beholden’ has its genesis in an old story I heard about the Māori people while traveling through New Zealand. It was one of the first songs I wrote for the record and is a song of reconciling the ideals and dreams of my youth with my adult reality – the idea of being forced into one direction in life where you can either accept the reality and truth of your life or you can live in denial in a futile fight against it.”

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 Yoweaves 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.

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

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