Charles Watson (Slow Club, The Surfing Magazines) has unveiled "Everything Goes Right", the latest taste of forthcoming debut solo record Now That I'm A River.
"Working with lifetime visual collaborator Piers Dennis is always a pleasure," explains Watson on single's accompanying visuals. "He's a reclusive Kubrick style character. There are stories flying around the industry about him bring people to tears on set with his no nonsense direction. He never works when the full moon is due and demands to be paid in Euros. Maybe he takes it easy on me or maybe I'm just a tough guy. Either way... it's working for us."
"I'm not in the habit of writing songs about sub-cultures but the first line came out and I just ran with it," Watson adds of the track. "I wanted to write something more positive, I tried my best but I managed to fail miserably. Some of it's about funerals, some of it's about being unsure what’s round the corner. It’s a mixed up muddled mess."
Now That I'm A River was co-produced by Watson and David Glover at Sheffield's Tesla Studios. Watson has assembled some musical pals for the record, including Hot Club De Paris' Paul Rafferty and Guillemots' Fyfe Dangerfield, which is rooted in his literary side and "takes inspiration from the reoccuring themes and language of JG Ballard novel Hello America." Rozi Plain and members of The Deep Throat Choir and Trashkit guest on the LP, which has already been previewed by singles "No Fanfare" and "Abandoned Buick".
Watson's UK tour kicks off at the Ramsgate Music Hall on 19 May, ending at Sheffield's Picture House Social on 2 June. Find out the full dates.