Nick Waterhouse Unveils New Material at KCRW Apogee Session

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The L.A. soul rocker’s self-titled album is out March eight.

Musician and producer Nick Waterhouse previewed tracks from his upcoming self-titled album throughout a recorded session at Apogee Studios in Santa Monica, California, for native public radio member station KCRW final week. 

“I believe it’s actually cool to simply dance and have enjoyable to data. That’s what they’re for,” Waterhouse informed KCRW DJ Anne Litt about his fourth studio album, which can be launched March eight. 

“After it was all finished, I spotted that it was in all probability telling the strongest story about my very own motives and views,” Waterhouse stated about naming the album after himself. “I had a really clever buddy inform me yesterday that she felt prefer it was just like the closest to having a dialog with me of all of the data I’ve made.”

During the session, Waterhouse carried out his lead single “Song for Winners” and comply with up “Wreck the Rod.” While each tracks dazzle with Waterhouse’s spectacular brass part (Mike Rocha, Ron Dziubla and Mando Dorame) and the 1950s R&B stylings the California-native is thought for, “Wreck the Rod” stems from a dialog with “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas. The two had mentioned the pitfalls of being a musician in right now’s business and surviving by it.

“I believe it’s a lot simpler to narrate to one thing that recorded in 1955 than a monitor that was ghost written by 20 completely different folks,” Waterhouse stated between previewing his new materials and tracks from his first three albums.

Off the upcoming launch, Waterhouse additionally carried out “Which Was Writ” that begins with a seductive brass line, danceable tunes “Black Glass” and “Man Leaves Town” and album nearer “Wherever She Goes (She is Wanted).”

When requested how a younger man from a beachside metropolis in Southern California acquired into music from the 1950s and 1960s, Waterhouse defined “I grew up round a whole lot of attention-grabbing folks. My father was an Anaheim firefighter. Those guys performed a whole lot of actually nice music that wasn’t Sublime and [local rock radio station] KROQ. I didn’t actually select it. It simply occurred that method.”

The new album being launched  Innovative Leisure was produced by Paul Butler, who has labored with Michael Kiwanuka and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. With Waterhouse having served as producer for artists similar to Allah-Las, Litt inquired why he employed another person to supply his personal materials.

“I wanted an empath to make a much bigger factor, as a result of I’m arduous on myself and I’ve a whole lot of blind spots about myself,” stated Waterhouse. Paul [Butler] was actually proficient and he stuffed in all of the cracks and introduced all these abilities that I don’t have in any respect.”

“Part of why I play music is as a result of I didn’t like alpha competitors hierarchies,” Waterhouse added. “Being a producer is about being extremely empathetic to the individual that you’re working with, but additionally comprehending that once you’re in solidarity with them you guys are a lot stronger collectively.”

A full broadcast of Apogee Sessions that includes Nick Waterhouse will air on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic present on March eight.