The limited capacity event is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with Wilson ahead of his forthcoming third solo release Rare Birds, out Friday, March 2 on Bella Union via [PIAS]. The highly anticipated album will feature contributions from Josh Tillman (Father John Misty), Lucius, Lana Del Rey and New Age music legend Laraaji. Says Tillman, “Jonathan's talent - 'mastery' may be more apt - places him among a rarefied class of musical auteur. You'd be hard pressed to find a comparison, or contemporary for that matter, that would do his recent work justice.” The first taste of the album comes via the epic and romantic 'Over The Midnight' of which Wilson says, “I wanted to write a song about a sacred place for lovers to exist and I named that destination, process, mood or feeling ‘Over the Midnight’. It’s a place where nothing is savage.” In one of Wilson’s favourite lines on the album he sings, “This world it is burning, but don’t it feel incredible?/ Whisper in my ear and tell me what you see in the flames.” A highly sought after record producer, North Carolina native Wilson had a busy 2017 producing Father John Misty's GRAMMY nominated Pure Comedy and touring arenas around the globe as a guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters (for whom he also contributed to the also GRAMMY nominated Is This The Life We Really Want? album). Wilson also saw widespread acclaim heaped on Karen Elson’s sophomore LP Double Roses, which he recorded with her in Los Angeles in 2016. 2018 looks to be even more active as he’ll be continuing on with the worldwide Waters tour, releasing Rare Birds and completing a headline tour of US and Europe across March and April. Rare Birds was produced by Jonathan Wilson and engineered by Dave Cerminara at Wilson’s own Fivestarstudios in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Recorded during the same time-frame he was in the studio with Roger Waters, working on Is This The Life We Really Want?, Wilson felt inclined to expand into certain psychedelic and sound labyrinths. There are voices, sirens, children playing, and more enhancing spatial sounds, while musical compadres Lana Del Reyand Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) appear as backing vocalists on 'Living With Myself' and '49 Hairflips', respectively.
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