Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will launch his new studio album, “Lightwork”, on October 28. Devin recorded the hassle with producer GGGarth Richardson on the latter’s The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The entrance cowl paintings for the LP was designed by Devin‘s longtime buddy and designer Travis Smith and might be seen beneath.
“Lightwork” will likely be accompanied by a companion file referred to as “Nightwork”, obtainable as a part of the limited-edition variations of the discharge. Extra particulars on the codecs will observe within the coming months, together with pre-order particulars.
Earlier this month, Devin raved about “Lightwork”, writing in an Instagram publish: “So my subsequent album is named ‘Lightwork’ and it’s kind of completely different for me in a number of methods: I spent a good period of time making an attempt to dislike it (I believe) as a result of I labored with a crew on it as a substitute of simply braining out on it myself, and I assume the challenges of that course of disconnected me from it barely at first and I wished to hate it. In the long run nevertheless, I’ve determined that not solely do I prefer it, however I may very well actually adore it.”
He continued: “It isn’t what I anticipated and it isn’t what I might have executed if left to my very own units in fact, however which will finally be the entire level. It makes me really feel good and says one thing fairly wholesome. It form of represents a ‘bridge between two continents’ in some methods… as in: kind of a fulcrum between the place I ‘was’ and the place I’m going. It is form of easy structurally and kind of business in some senses, but it surely’s nonetheless one thing I can get behind and luxuriate in listening to, and it not solely says what I really feel I have to say at this level, however perhaps says issues I did not understand I wanted to say as nicely.’
Townsend added: “After working tirelessly previous to this tour to complete it and make peace with it, I am proud to say it is good. We’ll be releasing three songs from it that collectively form of summarize the theme, and actually after a bunch of false begins, I will be making the primary two movies myself this week as I believe it is extra sincere that manner. The primary tune is form of a easy introduction to the theme that could be off placing, The second tune is my favorite, and the third one will likely be tremendous epic.
“It has been a troublesome few years and my life has modified extra dramatically than I noticed… ‘Lightwork’ represents, I believe, the resolve to remain balanced throughout a turbulent time and I am grateful for it and for what comes subsequent. I hope the viewers sees it for what it’s versus what it is not, however finally: I’ve determined it was what I wanted to say.
“I do know I am a lunatic in a whole lot of methods, however I believe I am extra at peace with that now consequently as nicely.”
Earlier this yr, Devin instructed Stereoboard about “Lightwork”: “‘Lightwork’ is the exhaust of the method of making an attempt to determine how fucking loopy the world is. Describing the LP’s musical course as “sturdy, wholesome, clear and massive,” he defined that proper now “I haven’t got the emotional bandwidth to take part in one thing that is oppressively heavy. So, it is much more light-hearted. It is simple listening and it is harmless.
“I believe the diehards could prefer it to start with after which get tired of it shortly,” he mentioned. “I believe that the people who find themselves a lot much less invested in what it’s that I do will most likely prefer it greater than the others. It is quite a bit simpler to digest.”
Final December, Devin launched a brand new album, “The Puzzle”. The LP was accompanied by five-part documentary.
In contrast to most of Devin‘s current musical output, which has been made obtainable through Sony‘s main progressive music label imprint InsideOut Music, “The Puzzle” was launched by Devin‘s personal label.
Picture credit score: Paul Harries