R I C H A R D W A L T E R S
Around the time of his debut album release in 2009, Guardian writer Paul Lester wrote "Richard Walters is good. Really Good...Finally a male singer-songwriter that I actually enjoy..."
Since then Walters has released 2 further full-length albums and several EP's, each a progression in sound and style. In 2013 he quietly announced that he would be taking a holiday from the solo game to concentrate on a collaborative project called Liu Bei...but two years later, new solo work is beginning to emerge.
'July Bones', an elegantly hypnotic four minutes of raw beauty, is the first of these tracks to officially see the light of day and precedes a new album, 'A.M', slated for release in late March 2016. Inspired by American author T.C Boyle's novel 'Drop City' - the story of a disintegrating Californian hippy commune in the late 1960's - 'July Bones' builds from icy sparsity to full, harmony-rich lushness; part Bon Iver, part Jon Hopkins & King Cresote, it's a stunning slow-burn of a song that offers more with each listen.
The track follows a frenetic 2 years for Walters, with Liu Bei releasing three critically acclaimed singles and touring alongside Dry the River, Gengahr and Communion signings Banfi during 2014/15, and Walters finding himself a much in demand co-writer and collaborator, working with an eclectic mix of artists including UK singer Gabrielle Aplin, million-selling Finnish metal band Apocalyptica, rising star Grace Lightman, British poet Simon Armitage and German superstar DJ & producer Solomun.
Written by Richard Walters (Crown Songs Ltd.) & Aidan O'Brien (Copyright Control)
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Aidan O'Brien
Mastered by Joe Rubel
In July I burnt all your things
And they glow and the fire still sings
Only a fool would let you go
Only a fool would...
I'm down on my knees
Is it right that we can't change?
Do we make the same mistakes?
If only your bones would lie with mine
If only your bones would lie
I'm down on my knees
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