Published Nov 26, 2013Kalle Mattson recently issued a new 7-inch, promising that a full-length would be close behind. Sure enough, the Ottawa roots songwriter has now confirmed the details of Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold, which will be out on February 11 via Parliament of Trees.
The album was produced by Gavin Gardiner of the Wooden Sky and, as previously revealed, additionally features guest appearances by Jeremy Fisher and members of Cuff the Duke.
The album was written in Mattson's childhood home of Sault Ste. Marie, and the lyrics apparently find the 22-year-old coming to terms with the passing of his mother, who died five years ago.
"I had written about my mom in the past but never as honest as I was on all of these new songs," said Mattson in a statement. "I wanted to fully put down my own story. In a lot of ways I felt like all I had left was this record and finishing it. What I had put off for five years all came back to me in that house and I dealt with it by writing."
Despite the tragic subject matter, he notes, "In a lot of ways this is a record about hope."
The album cover is above and the tracklist is below. At the bottom of the page, you can watch a new video for "Darkness" and additionally stream "An American Dream" (those two songs previously appeared on the aforementioned 7-inch).
Also below, see Mattson's tour schedule, which includes a European leg followed by a heap of Canadian shows in early 2014.
Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold:
1. An American Dream
3. The Living & the Dead
4. Sound & Fury (A Dream Within a Dream)
5. Hurt People Hurt People
6. Eyes Speak
7. The Moon Is Gold
8. God's Only Son
9. A Love Song to the City
10. Pick Me Up
11. In the Morning Light
01/17 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patroonat Café
01/18 Utrecht, Netherlands - Cargadoor
01/19 Breda, Netherlands - Mezz Café
01/20 Brussels, Belgium - Huis 23
01/21 Münster, Germany - Pension Schmidt
01/22 Hamburg, Germany - Knust Bar
01/23 Hannover, Germany - Feinkostlampe
01/24 Berlin, Germany - Magnet *
01/25 Dresden, Germany - Schwarzer Salon
01/27 Vienna, Austria - B72 *
01/28 Graz, Austria - PPC *
01/29 Innsbruck, Austria - Weekender *
01/30 Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse *
01/31 Bern, Switzerland - Café Kairo
02/01 Baden, Switzerland - One of a Million Festival
02/14 Montreal, QC - Quais des Brumes
02/15 Ottawa, ON - Zaphods
02/18 Toronto, ON - The Dakota
02/20 Kingston, ON - Clark Hall Pub
02/21 North Bay, ON - Raven & Republic
02/22 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplops
02/26 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
02/27 Calgary, AB - Ironwood
03/01 Golden, BC - Rockwater Inn
03/06 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
03/07 Vancouver, BC - The Railway
03/08 Victoria, BC - Canoe Brewpub
03/14 Fernie, BC - The Brickhouse
03/15 Lethbridge, AB - The Slice
03/16 Banff, AB - Rose & Crown
03/18 Regina, SK - The Artful Dodger
03/19 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
03/20 Kenora, ON - Bijou Steakhouse
* with Kevin Devine