Richard Walters returns with an album co-written and produced by Bernard Butler.
After the underground success of ‘Animal’, Richard returns with an album that’s more expansive and outward looking.
Richard’s new songs are bigger in sound and more immediate: ‘Where We Stand’, with its driving rhythm, orchestral flare and proper chorus, is the first glimpse of uncharted territory for Walters.
Though there is a definite trace of Butler’s influence, both in the production and the occasional riff, this is an album of depth and variety. ‘Black Hair’, for instance, is a tale of romantic obsession set to a shimmering digital melody and metronomic beat that wouldn’t feel out of place on a New Order record, whilst ‘14 Days’ is perhaps Walters’ boldest moment yet: stirring, huge-sounding and emotional.
Readily finding new fans with this release (the Sunday Times Culture said of recent single ‘Where We Stand’: “Dreamy string-driven pop heralding a superb new album”), Richard will be taking his guitar and songbook out on the road to support ‘Pacing’.
What the critics are saying:
“Finally, a male singer-songwriter that we actually enjoy!” - The Guardian
“Walters writes songs on the same unhurried mode as Josh Ritter or ‘Morning Glory’-era Tim Buckley” - Uncut
“Gonna be fascinating to see where he goes from here” - The Independent
“Tracks that alternate between sparse severity and well-judged drama” - The Mail
“Pure iceberg beauty” - The Fly.
When You’re Young
Where We Stand
Elephant In The Room
End Of The World