Patrick Watson is back with a new album called Love Songs For Robots. The singer-songwriter has been widely recognized at home in Canada for tremendous albums like Close To Paradise, which won the Polaris Prize in 2009.
Watson was last on World Cafe in 2013 to support Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which moved toward a chamber-pop sound after his earlier, more experimental music. But even though Love Songs For Robots is inspired by science fiction, it continues the ensemble feel of its predecessor. Watson's music has layers of personality, and so does he — he's enormously fun to talk with as he describes what he learned during his early days opening for James Brown, as well as his current work with virtual reality.
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