Watertown Carps Release New Single “The Fisher King”
New Single Out Now via Rose Parade Recording Co.
London’s Watertown Carps release their new single “The Fisher King” via Cardiff-based independent label Rose Parade Recording Co.
The single was released 8th July and is the perfect accompaniment to your calming summer days. “The Fisher King” is described as the hypnotic sound of a mind lost in thought, its meditative lyrics set against the country-infused backdrop of harmonica and softly shimmering guitars. Drawing on influences such as Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Prince Billy, Jimmy Webb and Elliott Smith and yet proudly producing something Watertown Carps can call their own.
Watertown Carps is the exciting new collaboration between Japanese indie-folk musician Yo Zushi and producer/multi-instrumentalist Ross Palmer. Together, their workmanship and compelling compositions will leave a lasting impression. Judging by the first single “The Fisher King”, the forthcoming album is destined to be timeless yet something for the here and now.
From the moment the intricate acoustic guitar notes fuse with the soaring yet comforting harmonica sound, we understand immediately that we are about to embark on an undeniably immersive listening experience. A blissful sun-soaked country-inspired sound laced with a more darker, intensive if not intrusive lyrics portrayed with this heartfelt delicate delivery. The raw lyrics find this expressive influence amongst the vibrant harmony created from the zealous combination of consuming textures that balance out the dark with the light.
This simplicity burns from the intimacy of this creation which just amplifies the expressive notes, making this a truly touching ensemble. The water theme from the title to the film all assists with the cascading motion that washes over the audience, trickling this emotional theme to new depths and resonating lyrical path.
The new single is taken from the upcoming debut album “Mermaids” which will be released in September of this year by Rose Parade Recording Co.