“It’s my surreal expat therapy record,” observes Josh Rouse about his new LP, The Embers of Time out April 7th via Yep Roc Records. A career peak, The Embers of Time takes inspiration from his self-admitted crisis of confidence and bouts with existential psychotherapy in his adopted home of Valencia, Spain.
The 10-song collection of originals contains some of Rouse’s most beautiful arrangements and complex songwriting to date. First song and lead single “Some Days I’m Golden All Night” channels Glen Campbell-style Countrypolitan pop mastery through Self Portrait-era Dylan confessional lyrics. You can stream now exclusively via Entertainment Weekly. From the article:
“Rouse offsets the confessional lyrics with a arrangement of vibraphone, steel guitar, and gently propulsive drums that gives his bluntly honest self-assessment a remarkable buoyancy, as well as a more-than-passing resemblance to the softly rocking countrypolitan sound that came out of Nashville during the ’70s.”
Get “Some Days I’m Golden All Night” as an instant download when you pre-order the album on iTunes.
The Embers Of Time Tracklist:
- Some Days I’m Golden All Night
- Too Many Things On My Mind
- New Young
- You Walked Through The Door
- Pheasant Feather
- Coat For A Pillow
- Worried Blues
- Expat Blues
- Crystal Falls