Published Mar 31, 2015Fatherhood can make life awfully busy for an up-and-coming musician, hence the title of Canadian tunesmith Luke Nicholson's new album Frantic City. This sophomore full-length is due out on June 12.
Frantic City was laid down at Toronto's Revolution Recording with producer Roger Travassos. The lyrics touch on family matters, as Nicholson recounts meeting his wife in "Hello" and reflects on fatherhood in "Maggie Mae."
For a taste of the album's sound, the track "One More Night" is available as a free download here. It's an pop-friendly folk-rock ballad with a shimmering backdrop of synths tones. Additionally, the reggae-flavoured "Maggie's Song" (perhaps the same song as "Maggie Mae" with a slightly different title) and the dancefloor-geared pop-rock cut are streaming at Nicholson's website.
Scroll past the tracklist below to see Nicholson's upcoming Ontario tour schedule.
1. Love Song
2. 500 Years
3. Maggie Mae
6. Reason Why
7. One More Night
8. Out of My Head
9. Little Bird
04/10 Oshawa, ON - The Hub
04/11 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
05/07 Toronto, ON - Hard Rock Cafe (CMW)
06/18 Gravenhurst, ON - Currie Brothers Church Concert
07/04 Ottawa, ON - Black Sheep Inn
07/11 Peterborough, ON - Gordon Best Theater