Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson releases his fifth album with his band Love Songs For Robots on May 11th.
The same day they are over in the UK playing a London show at Bush Hall.
In the past he’s been compared to Nick Drake, Andrew Bird and Jeff Buckley for his experimental musicianship and his second album Close To Paradise was awarded the Polaris Music Prize.
Some will recognise his voice from several songs on The Cinematic Orchestra’s 2007 album Ma Fleur which he co-wrote and performed on. For me, that record soundtracked break-ups, sleep, sleep deprivation and many a come down in my first year or two out of uni.
He’s toured with artists like John Cale, Feist and James Brown and does soundtrack composing work for films.
And here for BBC 6 Music, he tells me about what inspired the first single Places You Will Go, the name of the record and about his leaning towards science fiction…