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October 7 street date. Patrick Watson is thrilled to announce "Better In The Shade", his seventh full-length studio album, set for release via Secret City Records worldwide. In Patrick's words, the new album "is about negotiating a world where you don't know what's real anymore. I really spent a lot of time reading to improve my lyrics for this record. I was very inspired by "Jesus' Son" by Denis Johnson, "The Waves" by Virginia Woolf, and "Fever Dream" by Samanta Schweblin. The lyrics are a collection of little thoughts that were pacing in my head. We worked hard on rebuilding the tones of our arrangements and we brought a bigger electronic component to the music. With the addition of modular synths, we were able to find a warmer and more touching approach to the electronics, that feel as acoustic as the rest of the instruments and move like liquid. Basically, I went back to school for the last two years to be able to bring something new ha-ha. Andrew Barr from the Barr Brothers joined us on drums for this record, it's a pleasure to play music with such a great musician".