LISTEN | Ottawa's Claude Munson Gives Us Soaring Gritty Tenor On Latest Album
Ottawa’s Claude Munson writes uninhibited impressionist-folk, and we're down with that.
There's a certain je-ne-sais-quoi when it comes to Munson’s songs. It must be his dreamy vocals uttering modern life and love with radical intimacy. Layered on top of folk-style music produced by Scattered Clouds’ Philippe Charbonneau and engineered by Sebastien Perry, His soaring, gritty tenor paints vivid pictures of hard promises and ecstatic joys: atmospheric narratives that unfold, Rorschach-like.
I’m singing about questioning my past and reflecting on mistakes I made. As that happens, I begin to feel the need to break out and escape reality. In that state, I ask myself to be aware of the people around me and myself.
The Silence Came After is his second and most fully realized album to date.
It is equal parts lush and spare, marrying the naked soul of 70's era Neil Young with Talk Talk’s spacious expressionism, and Krautrock's motoric rhythms.
Immerse yourselves in his world, watch the video for "Broken Stairs" up above, and listen to the album in its entirety right here, right now: