Richard Walters Announces New Album “Murmurate”, Shares New Song “After Midnight”
British singer-songwriter Richard Walters has announced his new album “Murmurate” will be released on November 17, 2023 via Nettwerk Music Group.
It is his first solo project in three years since the 2020 album “Golden Veins”. Also, the album follows up his side side project Sun Lo's album “Shapes in My Head” released back in April.
From the album, he released a new song “After Midnight” on July 7, 2023.
The track was written by Richard Walters, and Eliot James who also produced it. The accompanying music video was directed by Will Killen.
Richard Walters said of the song, “My attempt at being Springsteen! The older I get, the more home-based I become. It's a feeling I've noticed other friends my age expressing. So it's a middle aged anthem about not wanting to be out on the town post-midnight, about the beauty of the quiet life and the taxi home.”
- Richard Walters made the new album during the COVID-19 pandemic with producer Eliot James at Eastcote Studios in London.
Also, London-based singer-songwriter Lydia Oliver joined in the album as guest vocals.
He said of the album, “When the world started to wake up again post lockdown I sprinted towards the door; I bolted, with unbelievable enthusiasm and joy, and I fell. I wiped out a fair few times in my desire to get back into a routine, to return to normality. I eventually found myself moving back from the bustle and noise, a combination of anxiety and a previously unearthed desire for more and more calm…. For me this is not a lockdown record. It was largely written in 2022, post weirdness, but many of the songs do tap into that sense of post-lockdown-anxiety (PLA!?) and the mixed up, confused feeling of needing to be elsewhere but feeling the tug of home.”
He continued, “When it comes to music, throughout lockdown I was desperate to be in the room with other people making things again. In my opinion, Zoom just doesn't cut it when it comes to finding common musical ground and building things up. That's where the title 'Murmurate' comes from - I just wanted to feel that unison again, to move in time with other songwriters and musicians, to flock and gather and soar a little bit, even if the distance from my homelife made me feel torn from time to time.”
- source : Apple Music