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LISTEN: Lee Watson, ‘You Sail Alone’

Apr 4, 2017

Artist: Lee Watson
Hometown: Owen Sound, Ontario
Song: “You Sail Alone”
Album: Lee Watson
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Label: Dead Radio, Love

In Their Words: “The original thought was to layer the sounds like a landscape — the bass, the water; the drums, the trees; the acoustic guitar, the sky; and the singing and pedal steel like the birds. This song in the studio happened very organically; I wanted to capture the feeling of a group of musicians playing like it was 3 am at someone’s cottage after everyone else has gone to bed. Jadea Kelly did a great job with the backing vocals on this one.

In retrospect, a lot of the songs on the album are reflections on growing up in Ontario. This is one of those songs. It comes from me thinking about the friends I grew up with — how you can all come from the same place, share so many of the same experiences but, in the end, choose to take such different paths.” — Lee Watson


Photo credit: Wayne Simpson

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